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

John Oliver explains how our legal immigration system works, and how it often doesn’t.
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  • new zealand has legal immigration and its great and works

  • All forms of MASS immigration lowers wages and reduces Job security and increases scarcity of resources. Corporations want mass immigration so they can reduce your wages and if dont like it replace you easily

    The ConfederalistThe Confederalist7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • There was a BTS reference … you made my day John :)

    Emilie VdEEmilie VdEวันที่ผ่านมา
  • how about the investor-visa???

    Babylon FPVBabylon FPV2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 🤔🤔🤔

    Ataa MariaAtaa Maria2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "And where are they now?". She just told you they were killed, you orange dollop.

    Jerry CampbellJerry Campbell3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Kimberley HunterKimberley Hunter4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Jameson NeffJameson Neff7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My view, Why not bring them all in? Bring more people to the PARTY!!!

    Emus are greatEmus are great7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That bit where he asked where her parents were when she just told him they were killed... I have no words...

    Emery PaineEmery Paine8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Denis GburekDenis Gburek8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • the history of USA is entirely based on illegal immigration, how ironic

    drafer100drafer1008 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Most of immigrants vote Democrat. Why should Republicans NOT cut immigration? If they gotta come, they gotta vote Republican.

    Selfish CapitalistSelfish Capitalist10 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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.

      Stephen2462Stephen246210 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free... Oh, maybe not!"

    yuan tai liuyuan tai liu11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Pretty sure Ted Cruise got a bump in voting thanks to John Oliver...

    seoulcseoulc11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Binky D'EathBinky D'Eath13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    luc thinluc thin13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Robbie TorkelsonnRobbie Torkelsonn14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "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.

    Johnny XanaxJohnny Xanax14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Cuccinelli: "Give me your tired and your poor, as long as they're not tired or poor."

    Reinard HarmseReinard Harmse14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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...

    Matthias CerebriMatthias Cerebri15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • USA: let's fight in the middle east Also USA: no we don't want you poor middle eastenes who search refuge

    NilstriebNilstrieb15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Are we all going to ignore that Ted Cruz quoted animal farm?

    Fredrik DungeFredrik Dunge15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is there a list of all these sources @LastWeekTonight? I need to convey this to my dad.

    Chris BondocChris Bondoc16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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?

    ExileOnDaytonStreetExileOnDaytonStreet16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • please listen; all of you with souls

    Joe VJoe V16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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!"

    Felix MortemFelix Mortem18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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?

    FakeTruthFakeTruth21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Xenophobia is a common underlying theme in everything Trump does.

    Sheza FirozSheza Firoz22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What if you just dont want immigration? Many reasons its fair to be against it in general.

    Manuel GnthrManuel Gnthr23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • His wife did chain migration Trump's wife

    Arnold DavisArnold Davis23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Yaboy ChipssahoiYaboy Chipssahoi24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Haha bts

    unice sawmhalunice sawmhal24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Billy M.Billy M.24 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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

      jasper426jasper42614 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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.

      C.B.C.B.16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My father almost killed a cow and my family in Malta 🇲🇹

    Ein BadnerEin Badner25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ok

    Ein BadnerEin Badner25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Madeleine DierksheideMadeleine Dierksheide25 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Madeleine Dierksheide ok

      Ein BadnerEin Badner25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Jarrod YukiJarrod Yuki29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Truth is *Depressing* but better than what Trump says. like if u agree

    Chicku PagluChicku Paglu29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    cawnioncawnion29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Rosalie B. RowanRosalie B. Rowanหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Rosalie B. Rowan we’ll be waiting. Godspeed

      jasper426jasper42614 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 15:00 why did she want to come to the USA if she was in Germany?

    Kirt KirtKirt Kirtหลายเดือนก่อน
  • i don't think countries, generally, "give" migrants to other countries...

    Kirt KirtKirt Kirtหลายเดือนก่อน
  • As a maltese citizen i can confirm that the map shown of malta is actually to scale

    Glenn AttardGlenn Attardหลายเดือนก่อน
  • In all fairness, what have the democrats done for legal immigrants?? Not the refugees, but the work visa folks!!

    Shashaank MathurShashaank Mathurหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Give me your skilled elite, your European masses of high birth yearning to be even wealthier.

  • As of April 2020, legal immigration to America has been halted seemingly to zero.

  • Has there always been a laugh track?

  • As an illegal immigrant (who came here when i was like 4) Watching this makes me feel so hopeless 😭

    FanStalin GibsFanStalin Gibsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Why would i leave Europe to go in a third world country?

  • 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 :)

  • Didn’t think I’d see a BTS reference on a John Oliver video about legal immigration but here we are

  • It’s hard to have legal immigration when the president is limiting all immigration

    Le Boi of Boi'sLe Boi of Boi'sหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I didn't know Trump was also against legal immigration. Thanks for opening my eyes to that.

  • Funny......

    The Master & your Daddy.The Master & your Daddy.หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Come to the Midwest we need y’all please

    Never Had a lifeNever Had a lifeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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.

    Folk SingerFolk Singerหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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 !!!

    abhishek yadavabhishek yadavหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I'm just waiting for Trump to step down.Then, Ameeica will be great again.

    Rohith PadikkalRohith Padikkalหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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.

    Just SomebodyJust Somebodyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 🇺🇸😤 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. ⛓⛓⛓⛓⛓💰

    Alfonso GarciaAlfonso Garciaหลายเดือนก่อน
  • that yearning part fucking counts

    Omar CominOmar Cominหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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

    Connor WoodConnor Woodหลายเดือนก่อน
  • There is one way. Launch an alien looking space ship into orbit then re-enter making sure to land in Kansas.

    Deadppool L'amorDeadppool L'amorหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Yeah, Malta is only about 1/10 the size of Rhode Island.

    Alarec ScarbrowAlarec Scarbrowหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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 ?

    Aqib AliAqib Aliหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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?

  • "Typically a stone cold killer" Yes 1492 is a great example of a stone cold killer coming into North America

    Mark ChapmanMark Chapmanหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Yaaaaaassssss the boys made it into Last Week Tonight! This ARMY is proud 10:17

  • 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

    Marciline ThomasMarciline Thomasหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Population control laws will never happen in the US

      jasper426jasper42614 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • JO didn't advocate letting EVERYONE in lol

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