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ELITE476
ELITE476 5 hours ago
If illegals don’t want to be separated from their children, don’t illegally enter our country.
Sietse Van Overstraeten
We Dont do this in Europe. We have hundred of thousands of refugees each year. Grow a pair, USA.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 6 hours ago
+Sietse Van Overstraeten Prove it. Provide the evidence that proves these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their actions and claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what our laws stipulate.
Sietse Van Overstraeten
+BenJamin Croft Yes. The USA is a lot more comfortable to live in than any south American country. Your disbelief just show how cancerous the US has grown. You guys used to be cool Now you are just the embodiment of Marginality.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 7 hours ago
Can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their actions and claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the our laws stipulate?
Vinyl Scratch
Hello children! Our word of the day is: Hypocrites We are complaining about immigrants when we ourselves, as Americans, are also immigrants. We literally charged in here and killed native Americans for their land like a bully in a cafeteria, and now we’re saying that immigrants are a problem, and we’re also shoving their children in cages. Yeah that makes sense.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 19 hours ago
+Vinyl Scratch Is the best in these people, in order to start anew, legit? Can they prove this beyond any reasonable doubt before we let them in? That's all we're asking. Can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their actions and claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Vinyl Scratch
Vinyl Scratch 20 hours ago
@BenJamin Croft Lmao okay dude you’re clearly screwed up and dense in the head so I’m not wasting anymore of my time with you. Check your privilege and maybe try to not be so arrogant and assume the best in people who live in piss-poor countries and want to start anew. Have a nice life.
BenJamin Croft
+Vinyl Scratch First, some of the natives were already brutal. To make an asinine assumption that Native Americans *became* brutal because of the Europeans is a glorious absence of sophistication on one's part. Take the Comanches and Apaches for example. They targeted women and children and burned people at the stake. Where else do you think we learned the fine art of scalping from? How about the Kiowa and Pawnee? They massacred and stole land from countless of innocent tribes. All of this was occurring waaay before any European ever set foot on this land. And second, can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their actions and claims fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates? Illegally crossing the border and then making a piss-poor excuse like "I'm here to work" or ""I was attacked by gangs" or "I have children with me" and then becoming a pimple on the ass of progress is not gonna cut it.
Vinyl Scratch
BenJamin Croft dude my point was literally just that we were immigrants as well and we came in and took land. No fuckin wonder the Natives were brutal. Nowadays the immigrants coming into America only want a chance at life and a job and a family. They’re not here for land or power, and we’re getting all pissy about it and denying them of that and even taking their children away from them.
BenJamin Croft
Native Americans were just as brutal and savage as the Europeans who came here too. Not all natives were savage just as not all Europeans were savage either. Oh the hypocrisy. And besides, what does that have anything to do with immigration and protecting our borders now?
Tia Mills
Tia Mills Day ago
I know I'm late, but....this is vile.
BenJamin Croft
If you can't handle a little suffering then you bring on bottomless suffering.
Nakia Jackson
Nakia Jackson 2 days ago
This brought me to tears... makes me want to leave work right now and go get my son from daycare to give him a big hug and a kiss!
BenJamin Croft
There is a "rumor" circulating online about the video documentary, "How Family Separation Traumatizes Children" by The Atlantic. Which was obviously made more prominent by having these short clips from it being aired on this show. The "rumor" is suggesting that these short segments of the film, that was aired are insinuating that little boy, Jenri, who was crying and saying things like, "You don't love me!", "You're not my mom!", and "I want to go back to jail!" because he was "traumatized" from being separated from his mother for a month, by immigrations and customs, after being detained along with his mother, Anita, for illegally crossing the border, is not true. When in actuality, the creators conveniently and deliberately edited out the part that led up to that incident of Jenri lying on the bed and crying. The creators edited out the part that shows Jenri's mother trying to calm him down for bedtime, because he is excited about flying on a plane to South Carolina to be with his father tomorrow morning. Jenri refuses to listen, ignores her and continues to act up and even pitches a hissy fit over it. Anita then disciplines him by spanking him with a belt. That's why Jenri was crying and saying those things. Because he was disciplined by his mother for not listening to her. Not because he was "traumatized" for being separated from his mother for a month. Furthermore, the documentary also leaves out the fact that Jenri suffers from Rickets and that he actually misses being at the detention facility because he got to eat three meals a day with friends that he made while being there. If this is true, then this isn't journalism. The only way to confirm this is to get a hold of the unedited footage. And what a story this would make too. Especially when immigration is a such a hot topic right now. Can't confirm or deny this. The only way is to get in touch with The Atlantic, a very democratic leftwing leaning news organization, who sponsored the documentary. So far no response back.....
You cant ツƒrคğ๓є
Maybe that little boys parents should of never forced their child across the border illegally.
BenJamin Croft
There is a "rumor" circulating online about the video documentary, "How Family Separation Traumatizes Children" by The Atlantic. Which was obviously made more prominent by having these short clips from it being aired on this show. The "rumor" is suggesting that these short segments of the film, that was aired are insinuating that little boy, Jenri, who was crying and saying things like, "You don't love me!", "You're not my mom!", and "I want to go back to jail!" because he was "traumatized" from being separated from his mother for a month, by immigrations and customs, after being detained along with his mother, Anita, for illegally crossing the border, is not true. When in actuality, the creators conveniently and deliberately edited out the part that led up to that incident of Jenri lying on the bed and crying. The creators edited out the part that shows Jenri's mother trying to calm him down for bedtime, because he is excited about flying on a plane to South Carolina to be with his father tomorrow morning. Jenri refuses to listen, ignores her and continues to act up and even pitches a hissy fit over it. Anita then disciplines him by spanking him with a belt. That's why Jenri was crying and saying those things. Because he was disciplined by his mother for not listening to her. Not because he was "traumatized" for being separated from his mother for a month. Furthermore, the documentary also leaves out the fact that Jenri suffers from Rickets and that he actually misses being at the detention facility because he got to eat three meals a day with friends that he made while being there. This reminds me of that time when that gun control documentary came out. The one that gathered a group of gun advocates together and when they were asked a question, the video was edited in such a way that it showed a full 30 seconds of an awkward silence, to insinuate a "GOTCHA" moment and to make gun advocates appear to be stupid. When in reality, they immediately responded to the question with good, credible, and rational answers. If this is true, then this isn't journalism. The only way to confirm this is to get a hold of the unedited footage. And what a story this would make too. Especially when immigration is a such a hot topic right now. Can't confirm or deny this. The only way is to get in touch with The Atlantic, a very democratic leftwing leaning news organization, who sponsored the documentary. So far no response back.....
IC S
IC S 2 days ago
And this is without even going into detail as to WHY people are fleeing their country, destabilized by the US. So the US comes and exploits Latin America, but when people start looking for options, suddenly they're not allowed.
BenJamin Croft
Regardless of who's at fault, do you believe in protecting our borders?
Allen AkersII
Allen AkersII 3 days ago
Ooo k, well I do remember posting on Facebook a while back that America is screwing their children, we have nearly no virgins and absolutely no holsumness left! It's gotta be imported ;)
AlissonSv2
AlissonSv2 3 days ago
I forgot that all strong latinos are rapists - it's pretty hard to live here in Latin America.
Big Sur
Big Sur 4 days ago
17:56 his right hand is shaking off of his anger!
hannes torstensson
I'm 99.3% sure Trump is stupid AF
Keisha Nicole
Keisha Nicole 5 days ago
Separate these fucking politicians children and see if their stance change. Just nasty and cruel.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 8 hours ago
+Keisha Nicole Again, can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their actions and claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Keisha Nicole
Keisha Nicole 18 hours ago
+BenJamin Croft I don't care what the politicians are/aren't doing. Separating children from parents is barbaric. I don't care crossing illegally. Why damage the children and you DON'T what reasons they are using.
BenJamin Croft
First, the politicians are not illegally entering into another country with their children and then making a piss-poor excuse like "I'm here to work." or "I was attacked by gangs." or "I have children with me." in order to stay and become a pimple on the ass of progress. And second, can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their actions and claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Francesco Coria
Francesco Coria 5 days ago
I'm from Italy, I am scared for the similarities between this and what our Trump (Salvini) is doing letting litterally people drown in the sea doing everything he can to block ship resecuing them after the frequents sinking of the "boats of hope" in mediterranen sea in the route from Africa to Europe. I say scared because of "the banality of evil" (pretty good book I recommend it to everyone that havent already read it). Also I think everyone of you who is used to go by boat can agree on how crazy, evil and inhuman is to let someone drow in the sea and without helping him.
Jocelyn Rossi
Jocelyn Rossi 5 days ago
I don't think I've ever seen John Oliver this visibly upset and angry. That's how you know things are fucked up.
BenJamin Croft
The only thing that's fucked up is the blatant lies and propaganda that this episode is regurgitating.
Ross Bula
Ross Bula 6 days ago
The last part broke my heart.
Alex Hristova
Alex Hristova 6 days ago
a 6 year old should not know what jail is. a 6 year old should not believe that he will go to jail for existing. or tell his mother that she is not that anymore or that he is not her son. or that she doesn't love him anymore. this is past the point of disgusting. it is also what we should have expected from a pussy grabber. how, THE ACTUAL FUCK, did that waste of space and oxygen manage to get himself elected as a president of anything, let alone an entire country? =_=
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 4 hours ago
+Alex Hristova I guess you don't believe in protecting borders then. Good to know. smh...
Alex Hristova
Alex Hristova 5 hours ago
+BenJamin Croft It is good to know that you are using north Korea as a standard. I am done wasting my time with you. Good day, sir.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 7 hours ago
+Alex Hristova North and south Korea have a wall, India and Pakistan have a wall, Israel has a wall, even the Vatican has a wall. And I can keep going. Do you believe in protecting our borders?
Alex Hristova
Alex Hristova 21 hour ago
+BenJamin Croft ahahahaha, you're cute. There are SO many other ways to go about doing this. Do you think fucking America is the only country in the entire world that has illegals? Sure is the only one building walls =_=
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 21 hour ago
+Alex Hristova America did not give them the consent to enter into her. No means no.
Nick Oloteo
Nick Oloteo 7 days ago
We can't even take care of our homeless people in the liberal utopia cities of Los angelos, NYC, and Seattle and people want to bring in the homeless from other countries?
Denis Rothenbücher
/whoosh
Patrick Jordan
Patrick Jordan 8 days ago
Are we going to ignore that if you're a mom or dad that brings your kid illegally across the border knowing that this is a serious consequence, you're not putting your kids as a priority? I'm completely aware and agree that this policy of child separation is completely awful, but if you willingly jump on a trampoline under a ceiling fan, don't be surprised when it whacks you in the face. If my grandmother can LEGALLY immigrate to America from Mexico in the 20s when Americans hated Mexicans the most, all while being pursued by LITERAL PANCHO FUCKING VILLA , I think it's worth applying for asylum first and entering second.
BenJamin Croft
1st, there never is and there never was a "law" telling the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or even the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS); that after catching and detaining illegal alien parents with children, to then separate these children from their parents. There isn't even a blanket policy or procedure either. The FACT of the matter is, is that these agencies do have a responsibility to *protect minors who are in their custody.* This means that the Border Patrol, CBP, ICE, and even DHS will only separate adults and minors under *certain circumstances.* These circumstances include: 1) When the agency is unable to determine the familial relationship 2) When the agency determines that a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or 3) When the parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution. Familial Relationship - If there is reason to question the claimed familial relationship between an adult and child, it is not appropriate to detain adults and children together. Human Trafficking and Smuggling - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian of human trafficking or smuggling, the agency detains the adult in an appropriate, secure detection facility, separate from the minor. The agency continues to see instances and intelligence reports indicating minors are trafficked by unrelated adults, posing as a “family” in an effort to avoid detention. Safety Risk - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian poses a safety risk to the child (e.g. suspected child abuse), it is not appropriate to maintain the adult and child together. Criminal Prosecution - If an adult is referred for criminal prosecution, the adult will be transferred to U.S. Marshals Service custody and any children will be classified as an unaccompanied alien child and transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services custody. 2nd, back in 2014/2015, the ACLU filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit vs the Obama administration for their policy of locking up asylum seeking mothers and children together as a way to intimidate others from trying to come here illegally. Also, the Obama administration deported more people than the Bush administration. The ACLU was able to win their case, making it technically "illegal to lock up asylum-seeking families together." Because of this *court order,* the Obama administration basically just stopped holding all the families rather than separating them in custody. This is when Obama's famous "Catch and Release" action came into effect. Curiouser and curiouser. This is all due to the Obama administration and the ACLU. This story didn't come from Fox News. This was on the ACLU's own website, which you can read about by simply googling "ACLU sues Obama Administration for Detaining Asylum Seekers as Intimidation Tactic". It's literally right there and the mainstream media said nothing about it and we did nothing and no one knew or cared until it was a good political point to beat down "The Orange One" with. And 3rd, Can you honestly say that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their actions and claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Weasle 65
Weasle 65 8 days ago
Trump, women don't want YOU in our country Actually, NO ONE does
Bill Bushey
Bill Bushey 8 days ago
Hopefully, future immigrant parents won’t bring their little children to an invasion of a foreign country like these ones did. I blame the invading parents 100% for putting their children through that trauma.
BenJamin Croft
+Alpha Wolf If you can't handle a little suffering then you bring on bottomless suffering.
Bill Bushey
Bill Bushey 4 days ago
+Alpha Wolf - Okay, let me walk through your bullshit piece-by-piece: 1 - Anybody dumb enough to believe that these people were coming to the United States to seek asylum is a brainless automaton. Take the Honduran caravan for example. They weren’t looking for asylum. They were looking for WORK… because the Lempira sucks right now, as does the Peso in Mexico, so had it really been a matter of “seeking asylum,” Mexican officials were ready to take them in and help them. But…. they kept going. Wanna know why? Because the currency exchange between the Lempira and the Peso yields virtually nothing, so it didn’t make sense for them to work for Pesos because it’s virtually a 1:1 exchange ratio. The dollar on the other hand? 24:1… so for every one dollar they earn in America, they can send 24 Lempiras back to their family in Honduras. It’s the same reason why Mexicans come here instead of delving into Central America. So…. no. Not asylum. MONEY. 2 - Anyone who truly DID wish to seek asylum would have to do so through a designated port of entry (i.e.: where Immigration is stationed). You come, you say you’re there to apply for asylum, and no family separations happen. If, however, you’re stupid enough to try and EVADE Immigration by sneaking over the border, then get caught, then shrug your shoulders like, “Imigracion????” Yeah, not gonna work. You’ve just committed a misdemeanor if it’s your first offense. It’s a felony if you’re caught doing it again. At that point, you’re a “hostile” and you’re invading a foreign country into which you have ZERO permission to enter. Consent has NOT been given by America, so you may not come inside her. No means no. 3 - That whole “Trump doesn’t like dark people” trope’s been debunked to death. Change the channel. Seriously.
Alpha Wolf
Alpha Wolf 4 days ago
Dude invading sounds like they had guns and knives from head to toe. These were people seeking asylum in America and hell even Canada but because Trump cant stand the sight of anyone darker then beige he has to fear monger his cultish followers into acting. Hell even troops sent to the border thought that it was excessive. Our country us so fucking desensitized that half this comment section is full of is people who laugh at this bull shit. If we live in a country that's this cold hearted and cruel well then "Womp Womp" i hope god just sends us all to hell cause that's what we deserve.
AlUrNiMa
AlUrNiMa 10 days ago
Those are plain evil people taking those children away. Evil and dumb. Greatest Nation on Earth...in your racist dreams.
BenJamin Croft
Can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their actions and claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Tooba Tr
Tooba Tr 10 days ago
Anyone who sees the way the children have been treated at the border and justifies it by citing policy points is a monster. Period.
BenJamin Croft
+Tooba Tr As what?
Tooba Tr
Tooba Tr Day ago
+BenJamin Croft thanks for identifying yourself.
BenJamin Croft
Citing polices, aka the *law,* are considered by you as "monsters?* (face palm)
Fahim Mohimen
Fahim Mohimen 10 days ago
Orange bitch this trump is
walkintothefuture
walkintothefuture 10 days ago
Like in every John Oliver episode... There is a problem. But just like every Democrat ever, proposes no solution.
Grim
Grim 11 days ago
That's what women want? Bitch excuse me? You don't even wait for consent. You don't know anything about women
BenJamin Croft
Consent has not been given by America. So you may not enter inside her. No means no.
Maddie Begg
Maddie Begg 11 days ago
Why do this? Because it's cruel. Cruelty is the point.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 7 hours ago
+Maddie Begg The burden of proof is on them. www.cbp.gov/border-security/human-trafficking (human trafficking at the border) inhomelandsecurity.com/sex-trafficking-border/ (Sex trafficking at the border) www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-border-patrol-dna-20180508-htmlstory.html (Migrants are not always related) helenaglass.net/2018/06/21/border-crossing-child-trafficking/ (Illegal border crossings = child trafficking) Furthermore, to establish eligibility for asylum or refugee status, you must prove you are either the victim of past persecution or you have a well-founded fear of future persecution. In the case of past persecution, you must prove that you were persecuted in your home country or last country of residence. The persecution must have been based on at least one of five grounds, either your: •race •religion •nationality •political opinion, or •membership in a particular social group. Illegally crossing the border and then making a piss-poor excuse like "I'm here to work." or "I was attacked by gangs." or "I have children with me." in order to claim asylum or refugee status is not gonna cut it. www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/us-immigration/who-eligible-asylum-refugee-protection.html (asylum eligibility) And *there never is and there never was a "law"* telling the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or even the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS); that after catching and detaining illegal alien parents with children, to then separate these children from their parents. There isn't even a blanket policy or procedure either. WTF OVER!?!? The FACT of the matter is, is that these agencies do have a responsibility to *protect minors who are in their custody.* This means that the Border Patrol, CBP, ICE, and even DHS will only separate adults and minors under *certain circumstances.* These circumstances include: 1) When the agency is unable to determine the familial relationship 2) When the agency determines that a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or 3) When the parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution. Familial Relationship - If there is reason to question the claimed familial relationship between an adult and child, it is not appropriate to detain adults and children together. Human Trafficking and Smuggling - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian of human trafficking or smuggling, the agency detains the adult in an appropriate, secure detection facility, separate from the minor. The agency continues to see instances and intelligence reports indicating minors are trafficked by unrelated adults, posing as a “family” in an effort to avoid detention. Safety Risk - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian poses a safety risk to the child (e.g. suspected child abuse), it is not appropriate to maintain the adult and child together. Criminal Prosecution - If an adult is referred for criminal prosecution, the adult will be transferred to U.S. Marshals Service custody and any children will be classified as an unaccompanied alien child and transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services custody. www.dhs.gov/news/2018/06/18/myth-vs-fact-dhs-zero-tolerance-policy Again, can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their actions and claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Maddie Begg
Maddie Begg 13 hours ago
+BenJamin Croft Oh, so it's cruel because all kids who cross the border are kidnapped? Seems like the crossing the border part is the least mean thing a child abductor could do, really.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 20 hours ago
+Maddie Begg Illegally crossing the border with children, then using them as scapegoats to exploit the loopholes in the immigration system, because their piss-poor excuse to claim asylum won't work; doesn't sound cruel to you? WTF OVER!?!? Can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their actions and claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Maddie Begg
Maddie Begg 22 hours ago
+BenJamin Croft Ah, so it's just a simple border processing thing. Doesn't sound like the parents are very cruel then if the system is eager to keep families together like you say.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 22 hours ago
+Maddie Begg Once it has been established that they are in fact their parents.
Breno Bacci
Breno Bacci 11 days ago
Throughout the video, I was thinking the same thing John said in the end. Fuck anybody who thinks this is OK. You cannot call yourselves human beings. Fuck you. No anger, I just despise you.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 21 hour ago
+Breno Bacci Ok. Since you know next to nothing about these people and the children who accompany them and you "err on the side of compassion, especially when it comes to children"; would it not be appropriate to maintain the safety and wellbeing of the minor that is in your custody until it has been ascertained that these people are who they say they are?
Breno Bacci
Breno Bacci 21 hour ago
+BenJamin Croft Err on the side of compassion, specially when it comes to children. What's so bad about letting them in, anyways? If anything, I'd consider that minor reparations for everything bad the US has inflicted upon the rest of the world over the past 100 years.
BenJamin Croft
Can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their actions and claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
rob theburglar
rob theburglar 11 days ago
No, if an American made there child walk 800 miles through the desert and jungle social services would take that kid. If CPS didn't get involved immediately, a sjw would.
Glasses&Mouthplates
Why am I not surprised upon finding out that Womp Womp douche happens to be a zealous Trump bootlicker and a lobbyist?
Proper Noun
Proper Noun 12 days ago
I know one shouldn’t conflate Trump supporters with Nazis, but since they conflate Asylum seeking parents with “hardened criminals” I say we should show them exactly the same amount of sympathy. Because while they aren’t Nazis yet they’re well on the fucking way to it.
ed k
ed k 12 days ago
Liberals are such a disease they ruin everything... look at California there is a huge exodus of what's left of the middle class .. why ?? California costs to much now becuase of the social programs and the regulations they put on small businesses.. so they are migrating to more conservative well run states like Utah.. problem is they also bring their sick ideology with them and slowly they with ruin the states they move to as their numbers increase .. it's really the end of America.. all for some sick American left wing ideas like open borders .. no left wing country in the world does that .. dont believe me try and move to Sweden without being educated... the real enemy of America is the so called progressives and they won ... I just hope the few good states that are left surprise they are 95% conservative vote to leave the union before it's to late for them
Melissa Hahn
Melissa Hahn 12 days ago
Democrats should ABSOLUTELY put outlawing family separation in the 2020 platform! Thank you, John Oliver!
BenJamin Croft
*There never is and there never was a "law"* telling the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or even the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS); that after catching and detaining illegal alien parents with children, to then separate these children from their parents. There isn't even a blanket policy or procedure either. WTF OVER!?!? The FACT of the matter is, is that these agencies do have a responsibility to *protect minors who are in their custody.* This means that the Border Patrol, CBP, ICE, and even DHS will only separate adults and minors under *certain circumstances.* These circumstances include: 1) When the agency is unable to determine the familial relationship 2) When the agency determines that a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or 3) When the parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution. Familial Relationship - If there is reason to question the claimed familial relationship between an adult and child, it is not appropriate to detain adults and children together. Human Trafficking and Smuggling - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian of human trafficking or smuggling, the agency detains the adult in an appropriate, secure detection facility, separate from the minor. The agency continues to see instances and intelligence reports indicating minors are trafficked by unrelated adults, posing as a “family” in an effort to avoid detention. Safety Risk - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian poses a safety risk to the child (e.g. suspected child abuse), it is not appropriate to maintain the adult and child together. Criminal Prosecution - If an adult is referred for criminal prosecution, the adult will be transferred to U.S. Marshals Service custody and any children will be classified as an unaccompanied alien child and transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services custody.
Lobohermanooo
Lobohermanooo 14 days ago
That was just hard to watch and listen to
KendrixTermina
KendrixTermina 16 days ago
trump should be made to pay these kids therapy bills in 20 years well be reading the memoirs of one of those kids hearing about how this trauma fucked them for life
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 16 days ago
Yeah. I can't wait to hear on how their so called "parents" traumatized them for life by crossing the border illegally and that they were used as scapegoats in order to exploit the loopholes in the immigration system because these so called "parents" didn't fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates to qualify for asylum and/or refugee status. But hey, the ends justify the means right? smh...
JAMES C
JAMES C 16 days ago
Its not perfect but thousands of young children are smuggled and sold as slaves. No one mentions the failed dna tests where the kids are not even related. I don't have an answer but something needs to be done to protect children.
eshu orishas
eshu orishas 13 days ago
JAMES C Yes but even in the US, paternity isn’t the same as legal. I.e. guardianship, adoption and, if a child is born out of wedlock, without a special hearing, the husband is a legal father in the United States. Most human trafficking in the US happens within the US. So I agree there is an issue, but experts in child trafficking deny this is a common route.
Riley Patterson
Riley Patterson 16 days ago
Overall I don't think that the story needs to be about what the US is doing about immigration be it legal or illegal. The story needs to be about why are people fleeing the countries they are from to seek asylum in the US. Such that the US has had some shady business in the past in south America and present in the rest of the world. I would argue very thing that the USA is founded on is overthrowing a tyrannical government that is misrepresenting its citizens. If a person would be willing to travel many miles to "illegally" enter the United States in order to "legally" apply for asylum in a foreign land that isn't to accepting of said immigrants then they should maybe stick around in said countries and try to make them a better place. By depleting the number of people who would help abolish a terrible government those same people would allow the terrible government to persist.
Kunle Ayanjoke
Kunle Ayanjoke 16 days ago
And where are the evangelicals??
Eoin Connolly
Eoin Connolly 18 days ago
Whenever people stupidly ask me "What has Trump actually done?" I shout at them about this B.S.
Alejandra Magallanes
Asking disingenuous questions is called sealioning. Don't waste your time on trump supporter morons.
skra skra
skra skra 19 days ago
obama did that too...
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 5 hours ago
+juu Back in 2014/2015, the ACLU filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit vs the Obama administration for their policy of locking up asylum seeking mothers and children together as a way to intimidate others from trying to come here illegally. Also, the Obama administration deported more people than the Bush administration. The ACLU was able to win their case, making it technically "illegal to lock up asylum-seeking families together." Because of this *court order,* the Obama administration basically just stopped holding all the families rather than separating them in custody. This is when Obama's famous "Catch and Release" action came into effect. Curiouser and curiouser. This is all due to the Obama administration and the ACLU. This story didn't come from Fox News. This was on the ACLU's own website, which you can read about by simply googling "ACLU sues Obama Administration for Detaining Asylum Seekers as Intimidation Tactic". It's literally right there and the mainstream media said nothing about it and we did nothing and no one knew or cared until it was a good political point to beat down "The Orange One" with.
juu
juu 7 days ago
The Obama policy was to separate children from parents charged with serious crimes or with warrants out for their arrests. Not the same thing.
skra skra
skra skra 11 days ago
eshu orishas seperated children from their parents
eshu orishas
eshu orishas 13 days ago
skra skra Did what exactly?
Harris Avan
Harris Avan 19 days ago
Love you John!
Xavier Chan
Xavier Chan 23 days ago
Roots.
Abdallah DZ7
Abdallah DZ7 24 days ago
This was hard to watch. They are basically tearing your country apart. Thank you mr Oliver. I learn so much about the world through your videos.
Abdallah DZ7
Abdallah DZ7 13 days ago
+eshu orishas he's trying hard to make himself believe that he owned me or smt, typical from a child who finally got access to internet. I didnt search abt asylums or anything, i watch this show for fun and he is mad abt that. Again typical for a child.
eshu orishas
eshu orishas 13 days ago
Abdallah DZ7 Don’t bother. I just found he quotes blogs as sources, doesn’t know the real names of people he quotes, and doesn’t seem to fully understand their context. Source? I’m a third year doctoral student in sociology. I also have a bachelors in literature with an emphasis on lyrical poetry. And before he gets too excited: 1. I did this out of boredom (more fun than my dissertation). 2. All these quotes are comically popular and appear on Facebook wallpapers. And most importantly; 3. I turned off notifications on comments a long time ago so I won’t even know if he responds. He or she is likely a high school student or a first year college student who likely told his friends how he totally destroyed people in the comment section. Don’t go to his level. I was once that angry and pathetic until I stop judging others by their education and ended up becoming a researcher, with a thirst for knowledge.
eshu orishas
eshu orishas 13 days ago
BenJamin Croft It’s Mike Barnicle, not Brian. Check your sources before posting.
eshu orishas
eshu orishas 13 days ago
BenJamin Croft #Im14andthisisdeep.
eshu orishas
eshu orishas 13 days ago
BenJamin Croft You do know Hubbard described himself as an anarchist and a socialist. Ironic considering you keep mocking liberals. Ironic he also said, “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive”. So enjoy a light hearted comment about a left comedy show. Don’t be the jerk who purposefully watches a video, and then berates people who support it.
Luke Clearwater
Luke Clearwater 25 days ago
That moment when u read that Obama started it :)
Luke Clearwater
Luke Clearwater 22 days ago
+BenJamin Croft I know I had read about this I said it with a reference to the major fraction of the society who worship Obama as the Messiah of human rights
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 24 days ago
Actually he did. Back in 2014/2015, the ACLU filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit vs the Obama administration for their policy of locking up asylum seeking mothers and children together as a way to intimidate others from trying to come here illegally. Also, the Obama administration deported more people than the Bush administration. The ACLU was able to win their case, making it technically "illegal to lock up asylum-seeking families together." Because of this *court order,* the Obama administration basically just stopped holding all the families rather than separating them in custody. This is when Obama's famous "Catch and Release" action came into effect. Curiouser and curiouser. This is all due to the Obama administration and the ACLU. This story didn't come from Fox News. This was on the ACLU's own website, which you can read about by simply googling "ACLU sues Obama Administration for Detaining Asylum Seekers as Intimidation Tactic". It's literally right there and the mainstream media said nothing about it and we did nothing and no one knew or cared until it was a good political point to beat down "The Orange One" with. www.aclu.org/news/aclu-sues-obama-administration-detaining-asylum-seekers-intimidation-tactic (Obama's intimidation tactic) m.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2014/12/16/aclu-sues-obama-administration-for-detaining-migrant-women-and-children (Obama Administration gets sued) www.aclu.org/search/Obama%20Administration%20immigration (Obama Administration sued)
El loco holandes errante
Wir haben es nicht gewüsst
Schnapsbrennor
Schnapsbrennor 26 days ago
The only question left is: Does John Oliver's child also look like a parrot?
Joseph O'Brien
Joseph O'Brien 26 days ago
I was onboard w your analyses. On everything. Until this. I dont particular care for the separations. But you're conclusions arent fair. These are big businessmen in poltics who are swamp things wanting profit. Simple math & economics: cheap labor=higher margins. How does a policy against higher borders benefit these big whigs? Is this a ruse? Maybe they're lying? At the least you can take comfort in this: by seperaton, the Trump administration has created a whole new brand of vengeful, psychopathic killers. They make for great movies & documentaries. Ty Illegals for one again for boosting Hollywood...our greatest export.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 23 days ago
Businesses are cut throat. They will say and use every trick in the book in order to make a profit. Hiring 10 illegal aliens to do the same job vs hiring one American, taxpaying, citizen to do the same job, is obviously going to be cheaper and less of a hassle. (fyi because of leftwing, SJW, liberal laws that are being implemented. ie raising the minimum wage)
Dudley Doleft
Dudley Doleft 27 days ago
Trump: " Women don't want them in our country." Me: " Don't speak for me, you pussygrabbing sleaze."
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 19 days ago
+Dudley Doleft Oh. Then you're a perfect human being then? My bad. Didn't know I was talking to a completely flawless, excellent, impeccable, totally honest, and righteous individual. Wow! And no. Assuming that every guy out there might possibly rape you is a glorious absence of sophistication on your part and you're obviously still suffering from PTSD. My heart goes out to you for what happened; but to automatically assume and label me, just because I'm "dude", as some kind of potential rapist, is completely rude and disrespectful! How dare you! That's like the equivalent of men making the asinine assumption that all women are lying, gold digging whores. How would you feel if I were to just automatically assume that about you? I mean, sorry, girl, but that's reality and lying gold digging whores look like normal women too. Just like you. See? Hurts don't it? Assumption is the mother of all fuck ups.
Dudley Doleft
Dudley Doleft 21 day ago
+BenJamin Croft No. ...I've never had that kind of a conversation, and if I did, I'd say to the woman who just said the equivalent of "The Mexicans might rape me!" That...well, any guy might _possibly_ try to rape you, why do you think it'd be Mexicans? I mean, sorry, guy, but that's reality. I'm a group rape survivor and rapists look like normal dudes. ...And we'd probably have a pretty frustrating conversation about her prejudices and how they're illogical, and she wouldn't believe me, because the prejudiced never do. Girly girls don't usually talk politics, and I'm not one of them.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 21 day ago
Like you never said anything like that to your girlfriends over 20 years ago either. smh....
Robert Corbett
Robert Corbett 27 days ago
The department of child services takes american babies away from their american parents all the time when they fail to take care of them. So how is it so wrong when these criminals have their children taken away? The kids are better off here then where they came from and we do it to our own people under certain circumstances.
EveryThingGirl238
EveryThingGirl238 29 days ago
And the sadder part is, if you read the comments, people still support this guy. Why? Perhaps it's because we are desensitized to all sorts of tragedies, we like to think of ourselves as the 'Hero' of the story. By that mindset, these people see what Trump is doing as good, because it's for the good of "America". However, pulling yourself away from the mindset of parties, the mindset that we are at war, and the mindset there is only 'one true way' you start to see what we are really doing. And these people who still support him either don't want to face what is really happening, or they don't care as long as it's not happening to Americans. I tend to not make Nazi parallels as it tends to demote just how bad the Nazi's were. But I remember a documentary on what Germany did to the Jews in World War 2. I remember watching the videos on the adults who were like that as kids. The things said to the population as a whole that they were 'at war' and this was a 'necessary'. Also that many turned a blind eye to the cruelty done to everyone because of this. Some of the similarities are just very scary and hit too close to home. We aren't really Nazi, we haven't gotten near that part yet, but damn well we are doing some very similar patterns. Also it's scary to think someone told that kid that the person they took him away from is 'Not his mom' and 'She doesn't love him.' It's basically a form of brainwashing!
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 26 days ago
And can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 26 days ago
Also, Trump has nothing to do with this because *there never is and there never was a "law"* telling the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or even the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS); that after catching and detaining illegal alien parents with children, to then separate these children from their parents. There isn't even a blanket policy or procedure either. WTF OVER!?!? The FACT of the matter is, is that these agencies do have a responsibility to *protect minors who are in their custody.* This means that the Border Patrol, CBP, ICE, and even DHS will only separate adults and minors under *certain circumstances.* These circumstances include: 1) When the agency is unable to determine the familial relationship 2) When the agency determines that a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or 3) When the parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution. Familial Relationship - If there is reason to question the claimed familial relationship between an adult and child, it is not appropriate to detain adults and children together. Human Trafficking and Smuggling - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian of human trafficking or smuggling, the agency detains the adult in an appropriate, secure detection facility, separate from the minor. The agency continues to see instances and intelligence reports indicating minors are trafficked by unrelated adults, posing as a “family” in an effort to avoid detention. Safety Risk - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian poses a safety risk to the child (e.g. suspected child abuse), it is not appropriate to maintain the adult and child together. Criminal Prosecution - If an adult is referred for criminal prosecution, the adult will be transferred to U.S. Marshals Service custody and any children will be classified as an unaccompanied alien child and transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services custody. www.dhs.gov/news/2018/06/18/myth-vs-fact-dhs-zero-tolerance-policy (Trump's zero tolerance bs)
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 26 days ago
There is a "rumor" circulating online about the video documentary, "How Family Separation Traumatizes Children" by The Atlantic. Which was obviously made more prominent by having these short clips from it being aired on this show. The "rumor" is suggesting that these short segments of the film, that was aired are insinuating that little boy, Jenri, who was crying and saying things like, "You don't love me!", "You're not my mom!", and "I want to go back to jail!" because he was "traumatized" from being separated from his mother for a month, by immigrations and customs, after being detained along with his mother, Anita, for illegally crossing the border, is not true. When in actuality, the creators conveniently and deliberately edited out the part that led up to that incident of Jenri lying on the bed and crying. The creators edited out the part that shows Jenri's mother trying to calm him down for bedtime, because he is excited about flying on a plane to South Carolina to be with his father tomorrow morning. Jenri refuses to listen, ignores her and continues to act up and even pitches a hissy fit over it. Anita then disciplines him by spanking him with a belt. That's why Jenri was crying and saying those things. Because he was disciplined by his mother for not listening to her. Not because he was "traumatized" for being separated from his mother for a month. It reminds of that time when that gun control documentary came out. The one that gathered a group of gun advocates together and when they were asked a question, the video was edited in such a way that it showed a full 30 seconds of an awkward silence, to insinuate a "GOTCHA" moment and to make gun advocates appear to be stupid. When in reality, they immediately responded to the questions with good, credible, and logical answers. Furthermore, the documentary also leaves out the fact that Jenri suffers from Rickets and that he actually misses being at the detention facility because he got to eat three meals a day with friends that he made while being there. If this is true, then this isn't journalism. The only way to confirm this is to get a hold of the unedited footage. And what a story this would make too. Especially when immigration is a such a hot topic right now. Can't confirm or deny this. The only way is to get in touch with The Atlantic, a very democratic leftwing leaning news organization, who sponsored the documentary. So far no response back.....
mrknockknock1
mrknockknock1 Month ago
A talentless man who got millions of dollars from his parents is still worthless. He would never understand the plight of the children he has separated from their parents, and the parents he has separated from their children.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 19 days ago
+mrknockknock1 We already do that and have been doing that for years. We give billions of dollars a year to Mexico to help prevent poverty, crime, illegal border crossings, helping Mexican authorities capture drug lords - supporting improvements to the Mexican judicial system and security, including along Mexico’s southern border, helping stem the flow of immigrants from Central and South America, ect., ect. Yet none of this has improved the situation, in any way shape or form, with the U.S. and Mexico's border and/or Mexico itself. The most logical solution is to cut your losses at the source. Pouring more tax dollars into a loss cause is a glorious absence of sophistication on one's part. But you know, trying it your way for years isn't really about helping those who need it, it's really about making leftwing, SJW, liberals like you *feeeel* like they're accomplishing something and making a difference. When in reality it's not happening at all. As long as you satisfy your feelings, then everything else is just hunky dory. smh.... Wake up snowflake. First things first, America and it's borders. If we don't secure that, then what difference would any of the rest make?
mrknockknock1
mrknockknock1 20 days ago
+BenJamin Croft Or, you could just use the wall money to instead send welfare packages to Mexico, crack down on crime over there and make things habitable. If things really are so bad, the US and Mexican governments can reach a deal in order to make Mexico just as safe as the US, thereby eliminating the need to cross the border to seek asylum. But you know, you can just try it your way, because for you and people like you, it isn't about helping those who need it, it's about xenophobia and keeping the Mexicans away. Nothing more can be expected from a population of conservative nincompoops.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 23 days ago
+mrknockknock1 I'm not saying doing it that way isn't a good idea. We're obviously in an agreement that the children need to be temporarily separated until it has been confirmed that they are in fact their parents. Unfortunately you're forgetting that the system is being overwhelmed by these illegal aliens crossing the border on a daily basis who bring children with them and that less than 10% of them actually fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates to qualify for asylum and that the children do in fact belong to them. As a result of this high influx of illegal aliens, the children end up being lost in the system for months. Keeping them together, in that same amount of time until they're eventually interviewed, in the way you described, is a glorious absence of sophistication on one's part. Since over 90% of illegal aliens with children don't fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates to qualify for asylum and that the children who accompany them don't actually belong to them. The law, the facts, and the overwhelming evidence clearly supports the decision to temporarily separate the children from these people until has been ascertained that they do in fact belong to them. The odds are not in your favor in supporting your asinine decision to keep them together. Get it through your thick leftwing, SJW, liberal skull that it's dangerous to have these children remain in their custody after they've been detained. The obvious solution is to implement Trump's proposals on building a wall and improving and strengthening our immigration system in order to virtually put an end to this exploitation of children via the loopholes in our immigration system and by playing on your emotions too. If you can't handle a little suffering then you bring on bottomless suffering.
mrknockknock1
mrknockknock1 23 days ago
+BenJamin Croft Yeah, but it was followed by another bunch of important words that are very different from the current scenario. Right now, the kids are separated for months and months. What I suggested was questioning in a separate room, while the parents watch from outside through the two way mirror, meaning the kid wouldn't know about people watching and would be honest, while the adults outside would get to watch over the kid's safety, assuming those adults are parents. You aren't interested in creating solutions, you're interested in claiming victory and establishing your superiority. So you know what? You're the bigger one out of the two of us. You win, hold your head up high and celebrate.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 23 days ago
+mrknockknock1 Interviewing them together and/or detaining them together is not an option. Ever heard of witness tampering? Did you just say, *"...take the kid..."* ? I rest my case.
Waldemar Walter
Waldemar Walter Month ago
I do not understand. Should there be anything like human rights that prohibits the taking away of children from the refugees. Where are the human right organizations or child right organizations (if there is any) IN USA?
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 26 days ago
Can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
tymora11
tymora11 Month ago
I need a stronger version of "Like".
Mike Hurt
Mike Hurt Month ago
Idk why so many people listens to Trump I get that he's saying exactly what you want to hear but hes a horroble public speaker and has no charisma other than to his followers
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 21 day ago
Yeah. I can admit that he does come off a bit cheesy. However, when it comes to our borders and our immigration system, it's true.
Ashley Joyner
Ashley Joyner Month ago
I wish they would make anyone supporting family separation watch that documentary, just like they make women seeking abortion watch sonograms.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
There is a "rumor" circulating online about the video documentary, "How Family Separation Traumatizes Children" by The Atlantic. Which was obviously made more prominent by having these short clips from it being aired on this show. The "rumor" is suggesting that these short segments of the film, that was aired are insinuating that little boy, Jenri, who was crying and saying things like, "You don't love me!", "You're not my mom!", and "I want to go back to jail!" because he was "traumatized" from being separated from his mother for a month, by immigrations and customs, after being detained along with his mother, Anita, for illegally crossing the border, is not true. When in actuality, the creators conveniently and deliberately edited out the part that led up to that incident of Jenri lying on the bed and crying. The creators edited out the part that shows Jenri's mother trying to calm him down for bedtime, because he is excited about flying on a plane to South Carolina to be with his father tomorrow morning. Jenri refuses to listen, ignores her and continues to act up and even pitches a hissy fit over it. Anita then disciplines him by spanking him with a belt. That's why Jenri was crying and saying those things. Because he was disciplined by his mother for not listening to her. Not because he was "traumatized" for being separated from his mother for a month. Furthermore, the documentary also leaves out the fact that Jenri suffers from Rickets and that he actually misses being at the detention facility because he got to eat three meals a day with friends that he made while being there. If this is true, then this isn't journalism. The only way to confirm this is to get a hold of the unedited footage. And what a story this would make too. Especially when immigration is a such a hot topic right now. Can't confirm or deny this. The only way is to get in touch with The Atlantic, a very democratic leftwing leaning news organization, who sponsored the documentary. So far no response back.....
A Box
A Box Month ago
All the right wingers in the comments make me sick. Jfc people how can you defend that?
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
Can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
A Box
A Box Month ago
God this was sobering to watch.
Toby Floof Plays Minecraft
sooooooooo... what about the caravan?
Charlotte Casant
I cried for the boy and mother, just wow. What a f***ed up country. ‘Greatest nation’ my arse.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
+Charlotte Casant That's what I thought. Next time know and understand what the hell it is you're talking about before you start opening your friggin emotionally charged mouth. Love the passion. But know and understand what it is you're being passionate about. Otherwise you're just passionately wandering around aimlessly.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
+Charlotte Casant I'm not the one who bares the burden of proof. Furthermore, to establish eligibility for asylum or refugee status, you must prove you are either the victim of past persecution or you have a well-founded fear of future persecution. In the case of past persecution, you must prove that you were persecuted in your home country or last country of residence. The persecution must have been based on at least one of five grounds, either your: •race •religion •nationality •political opinion, or •membership in a particular social group. Illegally crossing the border and then making a piss-poor excuse like "I'm here to work." or "I was attacked by gangs." or "I have children with me." in order to claim asylum or refugee status is not gonna cut it. www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/us-immigration/who-eligible-asylum-refugee-protection.html (asylum eligibility) Also, *there never is and there never was a "law"* telling the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or even the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS); that after catching and detaining illegal alien parents with children, to then separate these children from their parents. There isn't even a blanket policy or procedure either. WTF OVER!?!? The FACT of the matter is, is that these agencies do have a responsibility to *protect minors who are in their custody.* This means that the Border Patrol, CBP, ICE, and even DHS will only separate adults and minors under *certain circumstances.* These circumstances include: 1) When the agency is unable to determine the familial relationship 2) When the agency determines that a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or 3) When the parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution. Familial Relationship - If there is reason to question the claimed familial relationship between an adult and child, it is not appropriate to detain adults and children together. Human Trafficking and Smuggling - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian of human trafficking or smuggling, the agency detains the adult in an appropriate, secure detection facility, separate from the minor. The agency continues to see instances and intelligence reports indicating minors are trafficked by unrelated adults, posing as a “family” in an effort to avoid detention. Safety Risk - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian poses a safety risk to the child (e.g. suspected child abuse), it is not appropriate to maintain the adult and child together. Criminal Prosecution - If an adult is referred for criminal prosecution, the adult will be transferred to U.S. Marshals Service custody and any children will be classified as an unaccompanied alien child and transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services custody. www.dhs.gov/news/2018/06/18/myth-vs-fact-dhs-zero-tolerance-policy www.cbp.gov/border-security/human-trafficking (human trafficking at the border) inhomelandsecurity.com/sex-trafficking-border/ (Sex trafficking at the border) www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-border-patrol-dna-20180508-htmlstory.html (Migrants are not always related) helenaglass.net/2018/06/21/border-crossing-child-trafficking/ (Illegal border crossings = child trafficking) Once again, can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Charlotte Casant
+BenJamin Croft Can you say that they are not? Even if that were not to be true, it is still, beyond any reasonable doubt, ridiculous that people can not seek asylum or that children are taken away from their parents, for those are facts.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
Can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Anthony Kelly
Anthony Kelly Month ago
Lol as if this practice is over? What were the producers thinking
Scotland Dobson
Scotland Dobson Month ago
I don't care about ANYTHING ELSE Trump has done. This is unforgivable. He could come up with the motherfucking cure for cancer and I will still remember him as the monster that tore children away from their families. He doesn't even think he did anything wrong. He's willing to do it again. How is THIS the president of the United States of America?
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
Trump has absolutely nothing to do with this. Because *there never is and there never was a "law"* telling the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or even the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS); that after catching and detaining illegal alien parents with children, to then separate these children from their parents. There isn't even a blanket policy or procedure either. WTF OVER!?!? The FACT of the matter is, is that these agencies do have a responsibility to *protect minors who are in their custody.* This means that the Border Patrol, CBP, ICE, and even DHS will only separate adults and minors under *certain circumstances.* These circumstances include: 1) When the agency is unable to determine the familial relationship 2) When the agency determines that a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or 3) When the parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution. Familial Relationship - If there is reason to question the claimed familial relationship between an adult and child, it is not appropriate to detain adults and children together. Human Trafficking and Smuggling - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian of human trafficking or smuggling, the agency detains the adult in an appropriate, secure detection facility, separate from the minor. The agency continues to see instances and intelligence reports indicating minors are trafficked by unrelated adults, posing as a “family” in an effort to avoid detention. Safety Risk - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian poses a safety risk to the child (e.g. suspected child abuse), it is not appropriate to maintain the adult and child together. Criminal Prosecution - If an adult is referred for criminal prosecution, the adult will be transferred to U.S. Marshals Service custody and any children will be classified as an unaccompanied alien child and transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services custody. www.dhs.gov/news/2018/06/18/myth-vs-fact-dhs-zero-tolerance-policy Stop falling for all this emotionally charged propaganda and get your head out of your leftwing, SJW, liberal ass and back in reality snowflake.
Joao Silva
Joao Silva Month ago
at 16:27... i almost lost it...damn
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft 21 day ago
There is a "rumor" circulating online about the video documentary, "How Family Separation Traumatizes Children" by The Atlantic. Which was obviously made more prominent by having these short clips from it being aired on this show. The "rumor" is suggesting that these short segments of the film, that was aired are insinuating that little boy, Jenri, who was crying and saying things like, "You don't love me!", "You're not my mom!", and "I want to go back to jail!" because he was "traumatized" from being separated from his mother for a month, by immigrations and customs, after being detained along with his mother, Anita, for illegally crossing the border, is not true. When in actuality, the creators conveniently and deliberately edited out the part that led up to that incident of Jenri lying on the bed and crying. The creators edited out the part that shows Jenri's mother trying to calm him down for bedtime, because he is excited about flying on a plane to South Carolina to be with his father tomorrow morning. Jenri refuses to listen, ignores her and continues to act up and even pitches a hissy fit over it. Anita then disciplines him by spanking him with a belt. That's why Jenri was crying and saying those things. Because he was disciplined by his mother for not listening to her. Not because he was "traumatized" for being separated from his mother for a month. It reminds of that time when that gun control documentary came out. The one that gathered a group of gun advocates together and when they were asked a question, the video was edited in such a way that it showed a full 30 seconds of an awkward silence, to insinuate a "GOTCHA" moment and to make gun advocates appear to be stupid. When in reality, they immediately responded to the questions with good, credible, and logical answers. Furthermore, the documentary also leaves out the fact that Jenri suffers from Rickets and that he actually misses being at the detention facility because he got to eat three meals a day with friends that he made while being there. If this is true, then this isn't journalism. The only way to confirm this is to get a hold of the unedited footage. And what a story this would make too. Especially when immigration is a such a hot topic right now. Can't confirm or deny this. The only way is to get in touch with The Atlantic, a very democratic leftwing leaning news organization, who sponsored the documentary. So far no response back.....
andreiradu1945
andreiradu1945 Month ago
This stinks like propaganda.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
+Brian Molina Prove it. I'm not the one who bares the burden of proof. Furthermore, to establish eligibility for asylum or refugee status, you must prove you are either the victim of past persecution or you have a well-founded fear of future persecution. In the case of past persecution, you must prove that you were persecuted in your home country or last country of residence. The persecution must have been based on at least one of five grounds, either your: •race •religion •nationality •political opinion, or •membership in a particular social group. Illegally crossing the border and then making a piss-poor excuse like "I'm here to work." or "I was attacked by gangs." or "I have children with me." in order to claim asylum or refugee status is not gonna cut it. www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/us-immigration/who-eligible-asylum-refugee-protection.html (asylum eligibility) Also, *there never is and there never was a "law"* telling the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or even the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS); that after catching and detaining illegal alien parents with children, to then separate these children from their parents. There isn't even a blanket policy or procedure either. WTF OVER!?!? The FACT of the matter is, is that these agencies do have a responsibility to *protect minors who are in their custody.* This means that the Border Patrol, CBP, ICE, and even DHS will only separate adults and minors under *certain circumstances.* These circumstances include: 1) When the agency is unable to determine the familial relationship 2) When the agency determines that a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or 3) When the parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution. Familial Relationship - If there is reason to question the claimed familial relationship between an adult and child, it is not appropriate to detain adults and children together. Human Trafficking and Smuggling - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian of human trafficking or smuggling, the agency detains the adult in an appropriate, secure detection facility, separate from the minor. The agency continues to see instances and intelligence reports indicating minors are trafficked by unrelated adults, posing as a “family” in an effort to avoid detention. Safety Risk - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian poses a safety risk to the child (e.g. suspected child abuse), it is not appropriate to maintain the adult and child together. Criminal Prosecution - If an adult is referred for criminal prosecution, the adult will be transferred to U.S. Marshals Service custody and any children will be classified as an unaccompanied alien child and transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services custody. www.dhs.gov/news/2018/06/18/myth-vs-fact-dhs-zero-tolerance-policy (Trump's zero tolerance bs) www.cbp.gov/border-security/human-trafficking (human trafficking at the border) inhomelandsecurity.com/sex-trafficking-border/ (Sex trafficking at the border) www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-border-patrol-dna-20180508-htmlstory.html (Migrants are not always related) helenaglass.net/2018/06/21/border-crossing-child-trafficking/ (Illegal border crossings = child trafficking) And illegal aliens and an over abundance of immigrants coming into this country costs the American taxpaying citizen over $160 billion every year. Survey of Income and Program Participation ( SIPP ) - www.census.gov/sipp/workpapr/... USA Today which cites the CIS report which originally cites the SIPP - Over Half of all Immigrant households are on welfare: www.usatoday.com/story/news/n... Texas department of public safety crime report: www.dps.texas.gov/administrat... FBI Crime statistics table 2 state by state: ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/... FBI Crime statistics tabel 21a: ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/... PEW Research - estimated number of illegal immigrants in each state: www.pewhispanic.org/interactiv... Center for Immigration Studies study on welfare use by immigrant ethnicity - cis.org/Report/Welfare-Use-Im... Once again, can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Brian Molina
Brian Molina Month ago
+BenJamin Croft YES. Because theyre fleeing a country that is out for any dissenters and is crumbling they do have the right to seek asylum. Were actively preventing them from coming in and doing so because Trump hates brown people. Youve copypasted the same argument to me many times and the fact that you even have to question that the children being held are not the parents actual children is fuckin horrible and it clearly shows how little you know about the struggles of immigrants
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
+Brian Molina I'm just speaking the truth and providing the facts. Can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Brian Molina
Brian Molina Month ago
+BenJamin Croft Could you sound anymore closeted racist? "Scaring their children" "pimple on society" who tf do you think grows our food? Who tf do you think works at the warehouses so you can get your shit from amazon? Scaring the children?! They dont have a choice but to bring their children wtf do you think they could do? Hire a caregiver with what little money they have? Its really hard to talk to someone who compares the hardship of leaving your home to travel through several countries where youre seen in the exact same type of xenophobic light you have to get to a place where theyve been led to believe is where they can make a new life, as a bloody nose. Grow a spine? How much of a fuckin bootlicking boomer are you?
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
+Brian Molina Hardening your heart, stealing your resolve, and turning back the undesirables for the sake of preserving the future and stability of this country, that countless of millions have sacrificed, faught, bleed and died to hand to you, is the basis of this civilization. Grow a friggin back bone will yeah! If you can't handle a little suffering then you bring on bottomless suffering. If you can't take a little bloody nose then I suggest you go back home and crawl under bed. It's not safe out here. But it's wonderous at the same time. To satiate desires both subtle and gross. *But it's not for the timid.* I want to help these people too. I really do. But breaking the law, scaring children for life, and becoming a pimple on the ass of progress in this society, is not exactly a good start in convincing me, or the majority of other American citizens, to offer any kind of help. There are evil people out there that *will* take advantage of you. The facts and evidence clearly prove this beyond any reasonable doubt. If you can't understand this, then America is lost.
Robbie Littlefield
We didn't do that, Trump and his dumbass supporters did that, us decent people would never condone this
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
+Robbie Littlefield The mainstream news has still never even mentioned this fact either; that *there never is and there never was a "law"* telling the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or even the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS); that after catching and detaining illegal alien parents with children, to then separate these children from their parents. There isn't even a blanket policy or procedure either. The FACT of the matter is, is that these agencies do have a responsibility to *protect minors who are in their custody.* This means that the Border Patrol, CBP, ICE, and even DHS will only separate adults and minors under *certain circumstances.* These circumstances include: 1) When the agency is unable to determine the familial relationship 2) When the agency determines that a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or 3) When the parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution. Familial Relationship - If there is reason to question the claimed familial relationship between an adult and child, it is not appropriate to detain adults and children together. Human Trafficking and Smuggling - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian of human trafficking or smuggling, the agency detains the adult in an appropriate, secure detection facility, separate from the minor. The agency continues to see instances and intelligence reports indicating minors are trafficked by unrelated adults, posing as a “family” in an effort to avoid detention. Safety Risk - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian poses a safety risk to the child (e.g. suspected child abuse), it is not appropriate to maintain the adult and child together. Criminal Prosecution - If an adult is referred for criminal prosecution, the adult will be transferred to U.S. Marshals Service custody and any children will be classified as an unaccompanied alien child and transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services custody. www.dhs.gov/news/2018/06/18/myth-vs-fact-dhs-zero-tolerance-policy This has been happening under every administration for decades. Trump just happened to get handed off a political football, that was created from the Obama Administration getting sued by the ACLU, that turned his immigration proposals into this fiasco of racism and hatred.
Robbie Littlefield
+BenJamin Croft but I didn't see them actually separating families like has been done recently, or at least there was absolutely no news on it, I'm no Obama supporter either, people voted for him for the wrong reasons just like Trump, I wonder if we will ever have a president actually worth being president
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
Technically the Obama Administration started this whole mess and Trump walked right into it. Back in 2014/2015, the ACLU filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit vs the Obama administration for their policy of locking up asylum seeking mothers and children together as a way to intimidate others from trying to come here illegally. Also, the Obama administration deported more people than the Bush administration. The ACLU was able to win their case, making it technically "illegal to lock up asylum-seeking families together." Because of this *court order,* the Obama administration basically just stopped holding all the families rather than separating them in custody. This is when Obama's famous "Catch and Release" action came into effect. Curiouser and curiouser. This is all due to the Obama administration and the ACLU. This story didn't come from Fox News. This was on the ACLU's own website, which you can read about by simply googling "ACLU sues Obama Administration for Detaining Asylum Seekers as Intimidation Tactic". It's literally right there and the mainstream media said nothing about it and we did nothing and no one knew or cared until it was a good political point to beat down "The Orange One" with.
Seu Jorge
Seu Jorge Month ago
And you are still wondering why other country name the US sick?
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
+Seu Jorge Prove it.
Seu Jorge
Seu Jorge Month ago
+BenJamin Croft First of all, this is the Internet. We all here can just write stuff. It is not possible to speak right to your face. If you are aware of that you should step outside and see the sun again. Secondly, Yes. No matter where they are coming from or their nationality, the separation of children and parents by any Government forces is simply abhorrent. This is how Nazi Germany behaved.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
Can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Xellos Kaczor
Xellos Kaczor Month ago
Ok. That kid story was horrible. Prove that kid was not a fucking hysterical asshole before he got taken tho. Prove to me, that he was the brightest, nicest fucking kid, that wouild never say horrible shit to his mom to get his way. Because kids like that exist, and kids are definitely smart enough to do that to get whatever the fuck they want. And you provided me ZERO evidence that anything that happened to him affected him that way. Mommy is never going to admit she's a failure if she is. She also wont tell us that kid's a fucking piece of shit, because why would she when she can blame her inadequacies on evil USA. USA she forcibly took her kid into to "seek asylum" because apparently mexico was too far away to do it there, where she knew she wont be separated btw. Why should i believe any of that 30s footage of random documentary? You just show me "bad" image and blame it on Trump. Is trump a psychopath? Yes. Do i want him gone? yes. Are you a dishonest piece of shit for doing that? Also yes. EVEN if you are telling the truth.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
+Xellos Kaczor Same here.
Xellos Kaczor
Xellos Kaczor Month ago
+BenJamin Croft Oh im cool with questions. I just withhold judgements until evidence gets there.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
+Xellos Kaczor Unless more and more people start questioning the Atlantic about this documentary than we will never know for sure. It reminds me when that gun control documentary came out. The one that gathered a group of gun advocates together and when they were asked a question, the video was edited in such a way that it showed a full 30 seconds of an awkward silence, to insinuate a "GOTCHA" moment and to make gun advocates appear to be stupid. When in reality, they immediately responded to the question with good, credible, and logical answers. If it wasn't for the outrage and constant pushback from gun owners we would've all just bought it like sheeple. Don't be afraid to ask questions and demand answers. Especially on such controversial and highly politicized issues.
Xellos Kaczor
Xellos Kaczor Month ago
+BenJamin Croft Well if its just a rumor, im going to pretty much ignore it (ive read it, but you know. Jury kind of ignore), because thats precisely the kind of shit we shouldnt be swayed by. Its plausible, but so is trauma from whatever government did to the poor kid.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
There is a "rumor" circulating online about the video documentary, "How Family Separation Traumatizes Children" by The Atlantic. Which was obviously made more prominent by having these short clips from it being aired on this show. The "rumor" is suggesting that these short segments of the film, that was aired are insinuating that little boy, Jenri, who was crying and saying things like, "You don't love me!", "You're not my mom!", and "I want to go back to jail!" because he was "traumatized" from being separated from his mother for a month, by immigrations and customs, after being detained along with his mother, Anita, for illegally crossing the border, is not true. When in actuality, the creators conveniently and deliberately edited out the part that led up to that incident of Jenri lying on the bed and crying. The creators edited out the part that shows Jenri's mother trying to calm him down for bedtime, because he is excited about flying on a plane to South Carolina to be with his father tomorrow morning. Jenri refuses to listen, ignores her and continues to act up and even pitches a hissy fit over it. Anita then disciplines him by spanking him with a belt. That's why Jenri was crying and saying those things. Because he was disciplined by his mother for not listening to her. Not because he was "traumatized" for being separated from his mother for a month. Furthermore, the documentary also leaves out the fact that Jenri suffers from Rickets and that he actually misses being at the detention facility because he got to eat three meals a day with friends that he made while being there. If this is true, then this isn't journalism. The only way to confirm this is to get a hold of the unedited footage. And what a story this would make too. Especially when immigration is a such a hot topic right now. Can't confirm or deny this. The only way is to get in touch with The Atlantic, a very democratic leftwing leaning news organization, who sponsored the documentary. So far no response back.....
Kiki C
Kiki C Month ago
Thank you John Oliver, for the end of this piece. That is the appropriate reaction.
Corey Welton
Corey Welton Month ago
I will never forget seeing my coworker crying and collapsing to the floor when she found her son was going to be deported. 2 weeks and he would have had his citizenship. Hell I never even got to say goodbye to him. It's all just so....wrong
Alejandro Rodolfo Mendez
the worst thing was that a lot of people in mexico was sided with trump in that event.
dom free
dom free Month ago
the criminals all bring their babies with them, get the fuck off your liar!
TennantJunkie1993
We're fucktards for voting Trump in and we're shitwads for allowing Family Separation to happen and we're just fuckshits for being about to let it happen the FUCKING FUCK again. BRAINWASHING CHILDREN into believing their mommies and daddies don't love them anymore and that was why they were separated to begin with? IS THAT WHY THOSE CHILDREN WHO WERE TAKEN FROM THEIR PARENTS AFTER THEY HAD RUN AWAY FROM THEIR SITUATIONS DIED?! It wouldn't surprise me if those children COMMITTED SUICIDE BECAUSE THEY WERE BRAINWASHED TO BELIEVE THAT BULLSHIT! FUCK THE ADMINISTRATION AND FUCK MY DAD FOR BELIEVING *THIS* IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO TO IMMIGRANTS WHETHER THEY'RE ILLEGAL OR *NOT!*
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
+Brian Molina The burden of proof is on them. www.cbp.gov/border-security/human-trafficking (human trafficking at the border) inhomelandsecurity.com/sex-trafficking-border/ (Sex trafficking at the border) www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-border-patrol-dna-20180508-htmlstory.html (Migrants are not always related) helenaglass.net/2018/06/21/border-crossing-child-trafficking/ (Illegal border crossings = child trafficking) Furthermore, to establish eligibility for asylum or refugee status, you must prove you are either the victim of past persecution or you have a well-founded fear of future persecution. In the case of past persecution, you must prove that you were persecuted in your home country or last country of residence. The persecution must have been based on at least one of five grounds, either your: •race •religion •nationality •political opinion, or •membership in a particular social group. Illegally crossing the border and then making a piss-poor excuse like "I'm here to work." or "I was attacked by gangs." or "I have children with me." in order to claim asylum or refugee status is not gonna cut it. www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/us-immigration/who-eligible-asylum-refugee-protection.html (asylum eligibility) And *there never is and there never was a "law"* telling the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or even the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS); that after catching and detaining illegal alien parents with children, to then separate these children from their parents. There isn't even a blanket policy or procedure either. WTF OVER!?!? The FACT of the matter is, is that these agencies do have a responsibility to *protect minors who are in their custody.* This means that the Border Patrol, CBP, ICE, and even DHS will only separate adults and minors under *certain circumstances.* These circumstances include: 1) When the agency is unable to determine the familial relationship 2) When the agency determines that a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or 3) When the parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution. Familial Relationship - If there is reason to question the claimed familial relationship between an adult and child, it is not appropriate to detain adults and children together. Human Trafficking and Smuggling - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian of human trafficking or smuggling, the agency detains the adult in an appropriate, secure detection facility, separate from the minor. The agency continues to see instances and intelligence reports indicating minors are trafficked by unrelated adults, posing as a “family” in an effort to avoid detention. Safety Risk - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian poses a safety risk to the child (e.g. suspected child abuse), it is not appropriate to maintain the adult and child together. Criminal Prosecution - If an adult is referred for criminal prosecution, the adult will be transferred to U.S. Marshals Service custody and any children will be classified as an unaccompanied alien child and transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services custody. www.dhs.gov/news/2018/06/18/myth-vs-fact-dhs-zero-tolerance-policy "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our *passions,* they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams
Brian Molina
Brian Molina Month ago
+BenJamin Croft ur closed off from people who actually experience this and filter everything through this lense that brown ppl are scary and u dont like em coming in illegally when they ARE coming here legally, we have asylum for a reason and the US cannot restrict or impede in any way that is enforced by the UN. I cant believe u by into the militaristic rhetoric without a hint of doubt or skepticism. Thats dangerous and ignorant
Brian Molina
Brian Molina Month ago
+BenJamin Croft there is an inherent problem when u look at people and populations as nothing more than numbers without being given context for em or even given any sort of interpretation. When u say "so called parents" what facts do u have that back up that these people use children are scapegoats? Thats an interpretation not a fact. I see people who bring their kids over with em as protecting their children from a country in turmoil and escaping dangerous people. I believe this because my granda did so with her children. Parents want the best for their children and so therefore they want their children to come along in order to provide for them AS PARENTS SHOULD.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
+Brian Molina I'm just presenting the facts and speaking the truth.
Brian Molina
Brian Molina Month ago
+BenJamin Croft and people wonder why more young people are leaning left. cause apparently made up facts trump actual human experiences that people on the right discredit as emotional appeal when in reality these are stories that happen everyday. im sorry u never actually met or experienced any of these things for urself
Alec Rhodes
Alec Rhodes Month ago
These are our generation’s internment camps. Vote wisely in 2020
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
Internment camps??? WTF OVER!?!? LOL! TRUMP 2020!
Michael Zinns
Michael Zinns Month ago
This is one of the best reasons Trump is a horrible human being.
Matthew R.
Matthew R. Month ago
I would argue that this is the best segment Oliver has done. It’s powerful, passionate, and motivating, we cannot allow this to happen again.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
Can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Ellie on Thrall
Ellie on Thrall Month ago
I have so much hate for the womp-womp guy.
Irene
Irene Month ago
I never thought I'd cry at a John Oliver show
Epic Face
Epic Face 21 hour ago
+BenJamin Croft Well dipshit I could say the same fucking thing. Trump's tax returns are in the news this week. So you will have to wait until the next major caravan to form for me to show you my evidence dumb ass.
BenJamin Croft
+Epic Face You'll have to wait until 2020 dipshit to find out if he paid his taxes in 2019. Duh. The evidence I provided, based on his previous tax history, shows that he does pay taxes. Unless you want to wait until 2020 to continue this bs that has absolutely nothing to do with the point at hand? (ie immigration and protecting our borders) But by then he might not be the president anymore and no one will give a shit. But immigration and protecting our borders will still be there. Now are you or are you not going to provide any evidence to prove, beyond any reasonable doubt, that children do in fact belong to these so called "parents" and that their actions and claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates? Or are you going to continuously bureaucratically dodge me by utilizing the English language to hide in the grey areas of the vernacular?
Epic Face
Epic Face Day ago
+BenJamin Croft I said "So unless you can prove that Donald Trump pays his taxes in 2019, I don't have to prove anything."
BenJamin Croft
+Epic Face I did answer your question and provided the evidence that supports my assertion. Just because he hasn't released his current tax history yet doesn't mean he does not pay taxes. And I repeat, I can care less. Now are you finally going to provide the evidence that supports your assertion that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their actions and claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Epic Face
Epic Face Day ago
+BenJamin Croft Now your avoiding the question. I could use the same logic and say that there isn't a major caravan of immigrants moving towards the boarder. So unless you can prove that Donald Trump pays his taxes in 2019, I don't have to prove anything.
Mahmoud jamal Mahmoud
Jesus was middle eastern guy, so why the fuck conservative worship him?
Sofia Katsoulis
Sofia Katsoulis Month ago
It is really problematic that we accept fascist tactics from our governments and parliaments. As a European citizen I'm watching the neo-Nazis’ arising all over the West and I feel so upset and sometimes helpless. It is a dreadful moment in the history.. having all means available, but choosing not to learn, not to act, not to stand strongly against what’s inhuman. I can understand that there are people too afraid, I get there are people only caring for their money or power, I get it. What I can not get is why the rest of the people in the planet let them rule. I can not get how people do not imagine a different life-society-world, and think: Ok, let’s try
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
How's that migrant crisis working out?
Daniel Farrell
Daniel Farrell Month ago
... and yet, you want government run healthcare.
Terastas
Terastas Month ago
99.3% wrong is Donald Trump's level of wrongness on average. And as John Oliver himself once pointed out, the only reason he is not at 100% wrong is because he occasionally says things like "If Ivanka wasn't my daughter, I'd probably be dating her."
Maria Cupo
Maria Cupo Month ago
'A charmless, snot monster.' Lol 😂
Marioapeach
Marioapeach Month ago
I can't fucking believe that trump tried to blame all of this on Obama, and claimed that he was the 'hero' by saving them. Not all heros were capes, but trump sure as hell seems to have attached his to the top of his head.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
Back in 2014/2015, the ACLU filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit vs the Obama administration for their policy of locking up asylum seeking mothers and children together as a way to intimidate others from trying to come here illegally. Also, the Obama administration deported more people than the Bush administration. The ACLU was able to win their case, making it technically "illegal to lock up asylum-seeking families together." Because of this *court order,* the Obama administration basically just stopped holding all the families rather than separating them in custody. This is when Obama's famous "Catch and Release" action came into effect. Curiouser and curiouser. This is all due to the Obama administration and the ACLU. This story didn't come from Fox News. This was on the ACLU's own website, which you can read about by simply googling "ACLU sues Obama Administration for Detaining Asylum Seekers as Intimidation Tactic". It's literally right there and the mainstream media said nothing about it and we did nothing and no one knew or cared until it was a good political point to beat down "The Orange One" with.
Molly
Molly Month ago
that keystroke quote is even more infuriating now that the admin says they need 2 years
nini quint
nini quint Month ago
I love you John Oliver. You are the Last Unicorn. Although you're married, if you where anything other than white, I would stalk you and force you and your wife to marry me. #thirdsentencejoke
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
It's a curious, interesting, and troubling phenomenon that your love interest never mentioned the fact that *there never is and there never was a "law"* telling the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or even the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS); that after catching and detaining illegal alien parents with children, to then separate these children from their parents. There isn't even a blanket policy or procedure either. WTF OVER!?!? The FACT of the matter is, is that these agencies do have a responsibility to *protect minors who are in their custody.* This means that the Border Patrol, CBP, ICE, and even DHS will only separate adults and minors under *certain circumstances.* These circumstances include: 1) When the agency is unable to determine the familial relationship 2) When the agency determines that a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or 3) When the parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution. Familial Relationship - If there is reason to question the claimed familial relationship between an adult and child, it is not appropriate to detain adults and children together. Human Trafficking and Smuggling - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian of human trafficking or smuggling, the agency detains the adult in an appropriate, secure detection facility, separate from the minor. The agency continues to see instances and intelligence reports indicating minors are trafficked by unrelated adults, posing as a “family” in an effort to avoid detention. Safety Risk - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian poses a safety risk to the child (e.g. suspected child abuse), it is not appropriate to maintain the adult and child together. Criminal Prosecution - If an adult is referred for criminal prosecution, the adult will be transferred to U.S. Marshals Service custody and any children will be classified as an unaccompanied alien child and transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services custody.
diapason89
diapason89 Month ago
God. That kid was really hard to watch. I have a few American friends on Facebook posting about why they shouldn't let immigrants in. As a non-American, I can't say where I really stand on the issue. But it was toxic that I had to block them.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
There is a "rumor" circulating online about the video documentary, "How Family Separation Traumatizes Children" by The Atlantic. Which was obviously made more prominent by having these short clips from it being aired on this show. The "rumor" is suggesting that these short segments of the film, that was aired are insinuating that little boy, Jenri, who was crying and saying things like, "You don't love me!", "You're not my mom!", and "I want to go back to jail!" because he was "traumatized" from being separated from his mother for a month, by immigrations and customs, after being detained along with his mother, Anita, for illegally crossing the border, is not true. When in actuality, the creators conveniently and deliberately edited out the part that led up to that incident of Jenri lying on the bed and crying. The creators edited out the part that shows Jenri's mother trying to calm him down for bedtime, because he is excited about flying on a plane to South Carolina to be with his father tomorrow morning. Jenri refuses to listen, ignores her and continues to act up and even pitches a hissy fit over it. Anita then disciplines him by spanking him with a belt. That's why Jenri was crying and saying those things. Because he was disciplined by his mother for not listening to her. Not because he was "traumatized" for being separated from his mother for a month. Furthermore, the documentary also leaves out the fact that Jenri suffers from Rickets and that he actually misses being at the detention facility because he got to eat three meals a day with friends that he made while being there. If this is true, then this isn't journalism. The only way to confirm this is to get a hold of the unedited footage. And what a story this would make too. Especially when immigration is a such a hot topic right now. Can't confirm or deny this. The only way is to get in touch with The Atlantic, a very democratic leftwing leaning news organization, who sponsored the documentary. So far no response back.....
macadon
macadon Month ago
And Trump want to get this started back up again. SMH
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
*There never is and there never was a "law"* telling the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or even the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS); that after catching and detaining illegal alien parents with children, to then separate these children from their parents. There isn't even a blanket policy or procedure either. WTF OVER!?!? The FACT of the matter is, is that these agencies do have a responsibility to *protect minors who are in their custody.* This means that the Border Patrol, CBP, ICE, and even DHS will only separate adults and minors under *certain circumstances.* These circumstances include: 1) When the agency is unable to determine the familial relationship 2) When the agency determines that a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or 3) When the parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution. Familial Relationship - If there is reason to question the claimed familial relationship between an adult and child, it is not appropriate to detain adults and children together. Human Trafficking and Smuggling - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian of human trafficking or smuggling, the agency detains the adult in an appropriate, secure detection facility, separate from the minor. The agency continues to see instances and intelligence reports indicating minors are trafficked by unrelated adults, posing as a “family” in an effort to avoid detention. Safety Risk - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian poses a safety risk to the child (e.g. suspected child abuse), it is not appropriate to maintain the adult and child together. Criminal Prosecution - If an adult is referred for criminal prosecution, the adult will be transferred to U.S. Marshals Service custody and any children will be classified as an unaccompanied alien child and transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services custody.
Jordan Crawford
Jordan Crawford Month ago
John Oliver, saying the shit I wish I had come up with and said. Lol
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
+Jordan Crawford I was referring to how this show twists and manipulates and flat out lies about the facts in order to push their narrative.
Jordan Crawford
Jordan Crawford Month ago
+BenJamin Croft I don't think facts and reports straight from the White House are "propaganda" as you call it. But thanks for commenting on my comment. Lol
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
That's right. Keep falling for this emotionallycharged charged propaganda. smh...
HUMORandREALISM
HUMORandREALISM Month ago
Interesting thing here is that the same thing happens when we commit crimes already in the country. Don't hear anyone protesting that. Illegal is illegal. And while normally Oliver is actually thorough in his comedic journalism, he never is when it comes to political opinions.
Mercedes Sweazy
Mercedes Sweazy Month ago
coming back from April 2019, and i find it HILARIOUS that he said he could find "any child with a few keystokes in the system", while TODAY it's been released that they are trying to find hundreds of children to reunite them with their parents, and they have NO IDEA where they are. So much for keystrokes
c c
c c Month ago
“The women don’t want them” & who the fuck is he to say that lmAooooo
Elena Christian
Elena Christian Month ago
Woman want you to fall off a very tall tower you misogynist, racist piece of shit. People are saying.
Tony Boggs
Tony Boggs Month ago
Just more liberal propaganda. The liberal policies have tied the hands of our boarder patrol and turned them into babysitters. Saying that the caravan was 1000 miles away is irrelevant if they are riding on buses, so that is what 2 days. When I see them flying the flag of the country that they came from I wonder, "if you are so proud of it, why don't you stay there." If America isn't great, why do so many people want to come here?
Phinya Avika
Phinya Avika Month ago
Trump is disgusting and so are the people who support this policy.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
*There never is and there never was a "law"* telling the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or even the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS); that after catching and detaining illegal alien parents with children, to then separate these children from their parents. There isn't even a blanket policy or procedure either. WTF OVER!?!? The FACT of the matter is, is that these agencies do have a responsibility to *protect minors who are in their custody.* This means that the Border Patrol, CBP, ICE, and even DHS will only separate adults and minors under *certain circumstances.* These circumstances include: 1) When the agency is unable to determine the familial relationship 2) When the agency determines that a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or 3) When the parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution. Familial Relationship - If there is reason to question the claimed familial relationship between an adult and child, it is not appropriate to detain adults and children together. Human Trafficking and Smuggling - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian of human trafficking or smuggling, the agency detains the adult in an appropriate, secure detection facility, separate from the minor. The agency continues to see instances and intelligence reports indicating minors are trafficked by unrelated adults, posing as a “family” in an effort to avoid detention. Safety Risk - If there is reason to suspect the purported parent or legal guardian poses a safety risk to the child (e.g. suspected child abuse), it is not appropriate to maintain the adult and child together. Criminal Prosecution - If an adult is referred for criminal prosecution, the adult will be transferred to U.S. Marshals Service custody and any children will be classified as an unaccompanied alien child and transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services custody.
Dichotomy & Balance
Bigot.
ARGENT 191
ARGENT 191 Month ago
This is a turning point in history when "American Exceptionalism" will be seen in the same light as "National Socialism Supporter" and for idiots who don't know what that is, it's Nazism.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
+ARGENT 191 I'm not the one who bares the burden of proof. Can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, actually belong to these so called "parents" and that their claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
ARGENT 191
ARGENT 191 Month ago
+BenJamin Croft idk Herr Himmler, do you?
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
Can you honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face that these children do in fact, beyond any reasonable doubt, belong to these so called "parents" and that their claims for asylum fall within the parameters of what the law stipulates?
Marcia L.
Marcia L. Month ago
What's scary is when you cant keep track and cant keep these children safe, it's like a breeding ground for paedophiles.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
Which is one of the many reasons why Trump wants to strengthen our borders and immigration system.
Kitty mcPurr
Kitty mcPurr Month ago
Khaled Hosseini's sea prayer should be required reading for everyone.
Jimmy Alexzander
All this talk is so pointless. Trump he is a white demon so of course he doesn't care :D
Drew Parish
Drew Parish Month ago
Man it would be really cool if you told the whole story John, Bill Clinton started this shit show and Obama re-signed it.
Greo's Journey
Greo's Journey Month ago
1:46 that right there... Is everyones response to illegal immigration regardleee of their circumstances.
BenJamin Croft
BenJamin Croft Month ago
To establish eligibility for asylum and/or refugee status, you must prove you are either the victim of past persecution or you have a well-founded fear of future persecution. In the case of past persecution, you must prove that you were persecuted in your home country or last country of residence. The persecution must have been based on at least one of five grounds, either your: •race •religion •nationality •political opinion, or •membership in a particular social group. Illegally crossing the border and then making a piss-poor excuse like "I'm here to work." or "I was attacked by gangs." or "I have children with me." in order to claim asylum or refugee status is not gonna cut it. If you can't handle a little suffering then you bring on bottomless suffering. aka grow a friggin back bone will yeah!
Unofficial Kiwi
Unofficial Kiwi Month ago
On this week's Last Week Tonight, funny British boi gets so pissed at stupid Americans you've already almost forgotten he's hilarious
alrightalright alright
I wish he wood have sent them back separated, fuck'em this is our country, no other place bends over for these fucks so why do we have to. Motherfucker we dont
GrassyMania B
GrassyMania B 23 days ago
This is why I fail to sympathize with Trump supporters. Seeking asylum is a legal right under international and federal law. ""The Immigration and Nationality Act ('INA') authorizes the Attorney General to grant asylum if an alien is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin because she has suffered past persecution or has a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of 'race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.'" The United States is obliged to recognize valid claims for asylum under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. As defined by these agreements, a refugee is a person who is outside their country of nationality (or place of habitual residence if stateless) who, owing to a fear of persecution on account of a protected ground, is unable or unwilling to avail himself of the protection of the state. Protected grounds include race, nationality, religion, political opinion and membership of a particular social group. The signatories to these agreements are further obliged not to return or "refoul" refugees to the place where they would face persecution." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asylum_in_the_United_States Yes, this is our country. However, the separation of families at the border is inhumane and illegal.. Unsurprisingly, many other countries 'bend down' for these people. Again, this is international law.
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