Legal Immigration: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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John Oliver explains how our legal immigration system works, and how it often doesn’t.
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15 sept. 2019




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Ataa Maria
Ataa Maria Il y a 5 heures
He forgot to add that illegal immigration is the backbone of the US successful economy For a country that always claims to be number 1 at every thing and beating China, they have short memory though 🤔🤔🤔
Jerry Campbell
Jerry Campbell Il y a jour
"And where are they now?". She just told you they were killed, you orange dollop.
Kimberley Hunter
Kimberley Hunter Il y a jour
I think Donald Trump has also said that he will change the immigration laws that make anyone born in the States a citizen, if their parents are not citizens themselves. But Donald Trump's mother was from Scotland, and his grandfather was from Germany. So really, he wants, or used to want, to change the laws that made it so his mother and grandfather could stay in the States.
Jameson Neff
Jameson Neff Il y a 4 jours
My wife is a Business professor from India with a PhD from UW. She had an H1B visa and would have had to wait for years for her Green Card if she didn't marry me. When she got her Green Card this February her happiness was dampened severely knowing her sister and many of her friends might have to wait decades to receive theirs. I consider myself extremely informed but I had no idea how terribly unfair the immigration system was until I started dating her.
Emus are great
Emus are great Il y a 4 jours
My view, Why not bring them all in? Bring more people to the PARTY!!!
Emery Paine
Emery Paine Il y a 5 jours
That bit where he asked where her parents were when she just told him they were killed... I have no words...
Denis Gburek
Denis Gburek Il y a 6 jours
Hmmmm, US citizens with migration backgrounds are voting more for democrats than republicans. But noooooo this is not a reason why republicans are against migrations, nooooooooo.
drafer100 Il y a 6 jours
the history of USA is entirely based on illegal immigration, how ironic
Selfish Capitalist
Selfish Capitalist Il y a 8 jours
Most of immigrants vote Democrat. Why should Republicans NOT cut immigration? If they gotta come, they gotta vote Republican.
Stephen2462 Il y a 7 jours
Not necessarily. Immigrants as a demographic tend to hate illegal immigrants more then anyone else, since they're percieved as line jumpers. Also, a lot of them come from conservative countries. Republicans hate them because they outsiders, and thus make easy scapegoats for more complicated issues that their politicians don't really want to deal with.
yuan tai liu
yuan tai liu Il y a 8 jours
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free... Oh, maybe not!"
seoulc Il y a 9 jours
Pretty sure Ted Cruise got a bump in voting thanks to John Oliver...
Binky D'Eath
Binky D'Eath Il y a 10 jours
Reminds me of when I was telling someone I was on my way home to my grandfather's funeral and they asked where my grandfather lives. I said nowhere... he's dead. Not sure why we'd have a funeral otherwise.
luc thin
luc thin Il y a 11 jours
It is odd people why people wants to come to this country: there is no universal health insurance, high incarceration rate, mass shootings every few months or years, and government corruption. Canada and Australia are also lands of immigrants as well & they got there acts together better than the US.
Robbie Torkelsonn
Robbie Torkelsonn Il y a 12 jours
monopolizing loan shark victims The moment you realize Trump is actually defending all the people not born in the US. Getting the American treatment is only for people born in the states.
Johnny Xanax
Johnny Xanax Il y a 12 jours
"America is full, no more LEGAL migration" -Trump. America's land mass is 4th according to the CIA World Book occupying 3,119,884.69 square miles, not including Alaska, Hawaii, and island territories . They included Antarctica, so let's say its the 3rd biggest country, with population of 332,639,102. America is HUGE!!! I could disappear into the horizon if I go full clandestine. The government will never find me. It takes 10 hours to fly from Portland, ME to San Diego, CA, flying at cursing speed of 600 mph in a straight line. I went to Wyoming not too long ago, it was flat and deserted for miles and miles, same with neighboring states like Idaho, Montana, Iowa, Nebraska, and the Dakotas. Sure, it may resemble their home countries, minus rubble of houses, sand mixed with human remains and the relative chance of stepping on a mine or IED. But they will find peace.
Reinard Harmse
Reinard Harmse Il y a 12 jours
Cuccinelli: "Give me your tired and your poor, as long as they're not tired or poor."
Matthias Cerebri
Matthias Cerebri Il y a 13 jours
If you have 50 states with thousdands of islands plus a district at Washington and then you are full- how come that the entire country doesnt explode? Or rather the planet? Countries with nine regions would leave a hole as big as the earth´ s core in the ground...
Nilstrieb Il y a 13 jours
USA: let's fight in the middle east Also USA: no we don't want you poor middle eastenes who search refuge
Fredrik Dunge
Fredrik Dunge Il y a 13 jours
Are we all going to ignore that Ted Cruz quoted animal farm?
Chris Bondoc
Chris Bondoc Il y a 13 jours
Is there a list of all these sources @LastWeekTonight? I need to convey this to my dad.
ExileOnDaytonStreet Il y a 14 jours
5:20 Can we just pause for a moment and reflect on the irony of Donald Trump griping about family members coming from a different marriage?
Joe V
Joe V Il y a 14 jours please listen; all of you with souls
Felix Mortem
Felix Mortem Il y a 15 jours
The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
FakeTruth Il y a 19 jours
From my understanding, isnt there area in the united states that are suffering from population declined, they are even offering low-interest mortgage, low-cost public college, as well as student loan forgiveness, if you relocated to that area. Read about it somewhere in an article a while back. so like why not bring in more immigrants and have them live there?
Sheza Firoz
Sheza Firoz Il y a 20 jours
Xenophobia is a common underlying theme in everything Trump does.
Manuel Gnthr
Manuel Gnthr Il y a 20 jours
What if you just dont want immigration? Many reasons its fair to be against it in general.
Arnold Davis
Arnold Davis Il y a 21 jour
His wife did chain migration Trump's wife
Yaboy Chipssahoi
Yaboy Chipssahoi Il y a 21 jour
Conservatives:They keep taking our jobs Yet none of them are willing to do these hard jobs that most latinos part take in That’s why
unice sawmhal
unice sawmhal Il y a 21 jour
Haha bts
Billy M.
Billy M. Il y a 21 jour
The only positive take away from legal immigration is money. A nation is more than an economy. Giving away pockets to people who don't even respect you is a horrible idea.
jasper426 Il y a 12 jours
C.B. I would think if you’re willing to work hard and come here legally, you would probably like the country you’re emigrating to
C.B. Il y a 14 jours
Saying that immigrants don't respect the US or its citizens just isn't true, especially immigrants who are citizens. "Seventy‐​five percent of immigrants who are American citizens are very proud to be American compared to only 69 percent of native‐​born Americans." If anything, seems like immigrants who come in and become citizens are more proud of this country than other citizens. That's just one stat point out of a dozen in that article which illustrates that immigrants are not statistically different in their opinion of America or their fellow Americans when compared to the rest of us. There are even a few cases where they carry more pride, even.
Ein Badner
Ein Badner Il y a 22 jours
My father almost killed a cow and my family in Malta 🇲🇹
Ein Badner
Ein Badner Il y a 22 jours
Madeleine Dierksheide
Madeleine Dierksheide Il y a 23 jours
Not a Trump fan, but I think when he asked “where are they now” he was referring to where Isis is, as in have they left or are they still there. He shouldn’t have interrupted her, period, but he does stuff like that and digs his own hole.
Ein Badner
Ein Badner Il y a 22 jours
Madeleine Dierksheide ok
Jarrod Yuki
Jarrod Yuki Il y a 26 jours
unskilled immigration is inappropriate for the american economy. plus, our top 30 universities are already churning out many talented and diligent students more than capable of leading the nation so there is little need for even skilled immigration now.
Chicku Paglu
Chicku Paglu Il y a 27 jours
Truth is *Depressing* but better than what Trump says. like if u agree
cawnion Il y a 27 jours
I immigrated to US today by jumping the border in Arizona Suggest me a good state to start my new life My educational qualifications Proficient in English Proficient in tamil Proficient in hindi Know a bit of Spanish Knows a lot of math I mean I can integrate function Has a good knowledge about chemistry I mean enough chemistry to make petroleum refinery I am from India
Rosalie B. Rowan
Rosalie B. Rowan Il y a 28 jours
As someone who's studying Americanistics, and as someone whose biggest dream is to move to the US (despite all of it's flaws I stick to my dream), this video made me extremely anxious and sad. I will have to work really hard and probably have my soul killed until I get there. But I will not give up, and on behalf of everyone else who'd like to move to the US, I hope and pray that legal immigration laws will get better in time. That's all I have. Hope.
jasper426 Il y a 12 jours
Rosalie B. Rowan we’ll be waiting. Godspeed
Kirt Kirt
Kirt Kirt Il y a 28 jours
15:00 why did she want to come to the USA if she was in Germany?
Kirt Kirt
Kirt Kirt Il y a 28 jours
i don't think countries, generally, "give" migrants to other countries...
Glenn Attard
Glenn Attard Il y a 28 jours
As a maltese citizen i can confirm that the map shown of malta is actually to scale
Shashaank Mathur
Shashaank Mathur Il y a mois
In all fairness, what have the democrats done for legal immigrants?? Not the refugees, but the work visa folks!!
Apuat Il y a mois
Give me your skilled elite, your European masses of high birth yearning to be even wealthier.
IcemanJuice Il y a mois
As of April 2020, legal immigration to America has been halted seemingly to zero.
EvansGard Il y a mois
Has there always been a laugh track?
FanStalin Gibs
FanStalin Gibs Il y a mois
As an illegal immigrant (who came here when i was like 4) Watching this makes me feel so hopeless 😭
Bot Il y a mois
Why would i leave Europe to go in a third world country?
Zytopian Il y a mois
Does anyone know where to find that clip of trump explaining visa lottery wrong? I cannot find it on both youtube or google search. I know its real because... of course, it is... but can someone help me out thanks :)
august Il y a mois
Didn’t think I’d see a BTS reference on a John Oliver video about legal immigration but here we are
Le Boi of Boi's
Le Boi of Boi's Il y a mois
It’s hard to have legal immigration when the president is limiting all immigration
ThunderTurtle Il y a mois
I didn't know Trump was also against legal immigration. Thanks for opening my eyes to that.
The Master & your Daddy.
Never Had a life
Never Had a life Il y a mois
Come to the Midwest we need y’all please
Folk Singer
Folk Singer Il y a mois
And why everyone should be migrating into the USA in the first place... The USA had long become a brain drain, picking most talented people from all around the globe and moving them into their "City on the hill", I think this should have stopped, there is no permanent trend or permanent empires, every empire comes to its fall.
abhishek yadav
abhishek yadav Il y a mois
Trump is my hero , why the fuck people of our nation what to go there . This is your home and have the guts to better make it better place !!!
Rohith Padikkal
Rohith Padikkal Il y a mois
I'm just waiting for Trump to step down.Then, Ameeica will be great again.
Just Somebody
Just Somebody Il y a mois
My mom came to the US from the Philippines during the nursing shortage. When she finally got her was better than a dream come true!! Most US citizens don't understand how scary and difficult the process is.
Alfonso Garcia
Alfonso Garcia Il y a mois
🇺🇸😤 Seems that the USA only wants genius comino to do the jobs morones do not want to do. Son only Canadá and Australia would want farm and intensive migrants. The Trumpfs were migrants once. ⛓⛓⛓⛓⛓💰
Omar Comin
Omar Comin Il y a mois
that yearning part fucking counts
Connor Wood
Connor Wood Il y a mois
fun fact: the main graphic for the show(the one that says Legal Immigration on it) has a star in the lower part, and it's marked Texas because the largest processing center for immigration applications is in texas
Deadppool L'amor
Deadppool L'amor Il y a mois
There is one way. Launch an alien looking space ship into orbit then re-enter making sure to land in Kansas.
Alarec Scarbrow
Alarec Scarbrow Il y a mois
Yeah, Malta is only about 1/10 the size of Rhode Island.
Aqib Ali
Aqib Ali Il y a mois
How are you brother ,my question is that my wife fill I -130 pettioner for me from USA and I am from Pakistan we get well come letter now we are on nvc stage we need fill DS260 so I previously lived in Saudi Arabia since 2013 to 2015,then move to UAE and lived two years in UAE and left that country in 2017 almost 3 years passed never go back in UAE and that two countries visas stamped on my passport do you think I need police certificate from uae and Saudi too even since 3 years living here in Pakistan so that I need police certificate from Pakistan only do think nvc or the time of interview any effect further if need police certificate from uae how can I get because I am in Pakistan so please help no issue if I mentioned on DS260 that I was in UAE then submit to them Pakistani Police certificate ?
Jayeevee Il y a mois
As a democrat, ask Amercians whether the country is full John. They should decide that queston... as a non Amercian l I'm guessing not every immigrant is Einstein... watch breaking bad recently?
Mark Chapman
Mark Chapman Il y a mois
"Typically a stone cold killer" Yes 1492 is a great example of a stone cold killer coming into North America
Bug Il y a mois
Yaaaaaassssss the boys made it into Last Week Tonight! This ARMY is proud 10:17
Marciline Thomas
Marciline Thomas Il y a mois
not to be selfish but as a indigenous person i don't think we would be able to accept everyone without having population control laws similar to china
jasper426 Il y a 12 jours
Population control laws will never happen in the US
Stephen2462 Il y a mois
JO didn't advocate letting EVERYONE in lol
John Il y a mois
Why is America getting a lot of heat about immigration. Have you ever been to another country? Immigration is extremely hard anywhere.
Stephen2462 Il y a 12 jours
@jasper426 Nope. The statistics Conservative propaganda usually cite to back up that claim consists primarily of unaccompanied minors. That's an entirely different issue.
jasper426 Il y a 12 jours
Stephen2462 not really a false equivalence considering thousands of children were split from their families under both Bush and Obama. My point was that the media was silent on this until Trump took office, often neglecting Obama’s role. Granted you are correct, in that Obama had a path for families to be reunited
Stephen2462 Il y a 12 jours
@jasper426 False equivilence. They were mostly temporary facilities set up around events like hurricanes that inevitably cause a spike in il(legal) entries. Then the Trump administration made them permanent and massively expanded them to account for their policy changes that caused significant upticks in the number of people being held. Also, Obama was much better about creating paths to legal citizenship, which Trump has been against, which puts his actions in a very different perspective.
jasper426 Il y a 12 jours
Stephen2462 Obama has detention centers in place well before Trump, yet the media stayed relatively silent about it. At least we know now.
Stephen2462 Il y a 12 jours
@jasper426 No more so then any other president. Obama was criticized for a lot of stupid stuff, like wearing a tan suit and eating dijon mustard, and don't get me started on that stupid birther stuff, which Trump was a vocal part of. The critisism of Trump just gets more attention because he keeps saying and doing things that deserve it and are easy to criticize.
leterrible 87
leterrible 87 Il y a mois
I nearly burst into tears at the thought of Sir Oliver *not* making it.
Rajdeep Tokhi
Rajdeep Tokhi Il y a mois
Mr invisible accordion tiny hands
Timo Kampwerth
Timo Kampwerth Il y a mois
"advantaging the well-off and disadvataging anyone they ever think might have geater needs." ... so... the USA in a nutshell then? All i see is America being America.
Ryan Stallings
Ryan Stallings Il y a mois
"Legal good, illegal bad." Don't think about the Boston Tea Party, Rosa Parks, Ghandi's Salt March, The Singing Revolution, The Greensboro Sit Ins, the Women's Movement, etc. All illegal, so that means all bad. I guess.
DJ BLU3Z Il y a mois
John: "Does he honestly think we made one of those spinning bingo hoppers for 22 million people?" Trump: "Countries come in and put names in a hopper" Yeah, I think he fucking does.
Aiden Hayes
Aiden Hayes Il y a mois
0:50 Damn you Oliver, you got me to do a spit take on my hw
Sally J
Sally J Il y a mois
Bravo John Bravo
Connor Lauermann
Connor Lauermann Il y a mois
5:27 "shut up"
Ilan Smolders
Ilan Smolders Il y a mois
Eli Helms
Eli Helms Il y a mois
Trumpists just need to admit they’re racist
noah Il y a mois
The sad thing is that poor people create companies. Rich kids dont do anything. We should be letting mlre people in. Like alot more. Just not muslims or people who dont speak english or share our culture.
noah Il y a mois
Trump has obviously never heard of brain drain that countries who cant get immigrants have. Trump is an idiot. But mo illegals. We need to upgrade the system. That and healthcare and infrastructure all need to be done. Each one is a 1 trillion dollar bill.
fatlax Il y a mois
I realise that we in Europe are extraordinary lucky that we have the Schengen area now. The fact that you can just not be allowed into a country to live there boggles my mind.
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