Family Separation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • Publisert 5. nov.. 2018
  • John Oliver discusses the disturbing policy that separated migrant families detained at our southern border, and the disturbingly real chance that it could happen again.
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  • Louis Tanguay
    Louis Tanguay 13 timer siden

    They came close to touching on this, but it didn't fit the narrative, so they skipped over it..but 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. Also, the Obama Administration deported more people then the Bush Administration did. The ACLU was able to win their case, making it technically "illegal to lock up asylum-seeking families together." Because of this, the Obama Administration basically just stopped holding all the families rather than separating them in custody, and this is where the "catch and release" action came into effect. So...never being one to not take advantage of a messed up opportunity, the Trump Administration used this excuse as "well, it's the law, we can't do anything about it...it's the Democrats' Law and we have no choice." The Trump Administration took Obama's "intimidate by example" tactic, and added on the "well we can't lock them up together, so we'll separate them as we do all criminals since they're technically criminals," and created a far far worse situation than the already screwed up one that the Obama Administration started and the ACLU opened the door to make worse...and Trump walked right in that door.

    So, when it comes to these politically-charged stories, and we like to think one side is "right" or "wrong," just know that NO SIDE is 100% guilty nor infallible. I know that in Government you have to piss some people off and hurt some people to be able to actually run things...however...when both sides are guilty of horrible acts it makes us sit back and wonder.....truly.... ARE THERE ANY TRULY "GOOD GUYS?" This story about the ACLU and Obama didn't come from Fox News....I saw this on the ACLU's own website, which you can read about by Googling "ACLU Sues Obama Administration for Detaining Asylum Seekers as Intimidation Tactic." It's literally right there and the press said nothing, and we did nothing and no one knew or cared until it was a good political point to beat down The Orange One with. For the record, I loved Obama and think he's been one of our best Presidents ever, and feel Trump isn't fit, qualified, nor deserves to be POTUS, but the truth and facts don't care about our allegiances. The truth is ALWAYS much more complicated than these simple "You Bad/We Good" over-simplified talking points.

  • J Carey
    J Carey 15 timer siden

    John Oliver is the minister of mis-information for liberals. That child is pissed at his mom for dragging him across the continent and illegally entering a country. He had more stability and structure at the facility than with her crazy ass. The entire vignette at the end is basically the ACLU using a child and his manipulative mother to get more illegal aliens status and reparations from the US. Fake Entertainment.

  • Honey Lemon
    Honey Lemon 16 timer siden

    the kid crying about his mom not loving him literally broke my heart

  • Ashley O.
    Ashley O. 19 timer siden

    I am heartbroken. Devastated for these children.

  • super rosy
    super rosy 19 timer siden

    "Flamethrowers and snakes on the border" Noted.

  • Abdullah Hamad
    Abdullah Hamad 21 time siden

    When ICE and CIA and FBI and NSA and DEA and TSA separate families, it's not about keeping children apart from parents. It's about cutting them into little pieces and separating their meat from their bones. It's way worse than anyone thinks. Civilians, immigrants, school age children, and pretty much every vulnerable class in society has been under attack for the last 30 years here in Austin, Texas.

  • Reinard Harmse
    Reinard Harmse Dag siden

    13:16 r/quityourbullshit

  • Ali Express
    Ali Express Dag siden

    By watching these shows, as someone living in Europe, i have to say that America is fucked

    • Ali Express
      Ali Express 20 timer siden

      +BenJamin Croft yeah, but the job at walmart is not a job for a middle class. Or any other simmilar type of work. Middle class is college educated or works at accounting, banks etc. In my country we have to import people to work in stores or hotels. I am a conservative rather than liberal but trust me, type of people immigrating in US is much more hardworking than people coming in EU.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 21 time siden +1

      +Ali Express They are specifically filling in those "jobs that other people don't want" because, why hire a single, educated, American, tax paying, citizen vs. hiring 5 illegal aliens to do the same job at half the price? Oh wait, that's right; leftwing, SJW, liberal policies, that are in place, that want to hike up the minimum wage, increase taxes, and have open borders. Screw the American, taxpaying, middle class citizen right!?
      Don't you get it!?!? Businesses are brutal and cutthroat and will utilize and exploit every loophole and trick in the book in order to make a profit. Its in their nature. Leftwing, SJW, liberals like you are the ones encouraging the rich in wanting to destroy the middle class in order to hire more illegal aliens at virtually half the price and half the burden instead of educated, hard working, taxpaying, American citizens.
      Why would Walmart want to hire you at $15 an hour while instead they can hire 5 Jesus's at half the price to do the same work while he's waiting for his immigration hearing?

    • Ali Express
      Ali Express 22 timer siden

      +BenJamin Croft immigration is least of your problem. Capitalism in its worst form dominates US destroying middle class and letting rich become richer and other fighting for survival. Immigrants in your country are positive thing because they take jobs other people wont do. In europe 90% percent of them are lazy africans and people from middle earth who have no will or habit of working and only want to live of social benefits. Unlike US immigrants in Europe are enourmous problem.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft Dag siden

      How's that middle eastern invasion going for yeah? At least we're trying to put a lid on our immigration problems.

  • Andy Coyer
    Andy Coyer Dag siden

    Please do a segment about every negative thing President Trump has said about the military

  • Ryan Clarke
    Ryan Clarke Dag siden

    Any person who can watch the footage at 15:30 and not agree that it is horrific, wrong, immoral, and EVIL, is a degenerate sociopath and piss poor excuse for a human being.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft Dag siden

      +Ryan Clarke If you actually watched the documentary it is painfully obvious that it was edited. It clearly shows Jenri misbehaving and his mother was starting to lose her patience, and the old woman that was there was also starting to lose her patience too. She was giving Anita this look like, "Do something will yeah?" And then it jumps to Jenri crying on the bed.
      Something's up. The whole thing stinks.
      It's like 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, rational answers.
      It doesn't hurt to ask and the more people ask about it we might actually get a response back.

    • Ryan Clarke
      Ryan Clarke Dag siden

      A "rumor" that has as much voracity and authenticity as Pizzagate no doubt.
      Next!

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft Dag siden

      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.....

  • Ryan Clarke
    Ryan Clarke Dag siden

    Pure, unfiltered FACTS!
    John Oliver does a tremendous service for the US!

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft Dag siden

      +Ryan Clarke The safety and wellbeing of children is a "LOAD OF CRAP!" to you? Wow.

    • Ryan Clarke
      Ryan Clarke Dag siden

      Load of crap.
      I am well aware of the policies that governed the separations, and has been in place for a long time. I am well aware that President Obama, and past presidents did separate children if they had ample suspicion of specific circumstances, such as abuse, trafficking, kidnapping, etc.
      The idea that ALL of these separated children fell into those categories is CRAP! This WAS a blanket effort to separate every single child from their parent(s), with ZERO regard for the actual polices that determine when ICE or any border enforcement officials could actually do it. And this administration has done NOTHING to prove otherwise. In fact, it has conducted itself in a way that proves this was intentional. To cause intentional harm to asylum seekers. To send a message to others seeking asylum that this is what we will do to them when they arrive and request asylum. To send a message that the current administration doesn't want immigrants coming here; even legal ones (The orange POS has said as much; he wants to wind down legal immigration).
      Again, LOAD OF CRAP!

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft Dag siden

      Pure unfiltered FACTS??? LOL!
      How about 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.
      Trump is just doubling down on this and enforcing it. The same way every other president has done before him.

  • Ryan Clarke
    Ryan Clarke Dag siden

    You don't punish children for what their parents do. You don't punish people for what family or friends do.
    Period!
    That is the sort of evil, immoral crap they do in oppressive dictatorships.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft Dag siden

      +Ryan Clarke I'm not the one who bares the burden of proof. They are and you are. Both of you are insinuating that they are families. Prove it. If neither of you can and you still want the child to remain in their custody then I guess the safety and wellbeing of children are of no concern to either of you.

    • Ryan Clarke
      Ryan Clarke Dag siden

      Show me something that says they are not, as you are insinuating.
      Cause this blanket separation of every single child speaks more to the immoral and xenophobic intent of this administration, than it does to actually caring about these people, or even enforcing the law.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft Dag siden

      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"?

  • Brock Sorensen
    Brock Sorensen 2 dager siden

    14 kids were missing and we didn't even know. How!?
    Easy

    They are brown

  • SandreXen
    SandreXen 2 dager siden

    You could have talked about Prison for illegal imigrant. private company that manage American prison benefit from the increase of detention of undocumented Imigrant.
    So, if Trump want to change the way imigration is handled, it's not only because of Ideologie and what want his electorat. It's also because company are lobbying for it to increase their revenus. (and we can guess that Trump electorat is influenced by this lobbying as well)
    www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/us/prisons-immigration-detention.html
    Family separation is not only about racism/Ideologie , it's also about money.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 23 timer siden

      +SandreXen I'm not the one who bares the burden of proof.
      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)
      What evidence do you have to prove, beyond any reasonable doubt, that these children do in fact belong to these so called "parents"?

    • SandreXen
      SandreXen Dag siden

      +BenJamin Croft
      I have no reason to doubt all those family (just because some could be false family) . First, make your claim clear, secondly back your claim with evidence.

      At the moment,
      First, i see few benefit from lying. what do you benefit from pretending that a child is your's when somoene is séparating him from you?
      Secondly, people who want family separation seem to think they are related, because where stand the disuasive part of family separation if those people are not related? some of those people were prety clear that disuasivity was the purpose of this policy. (example at 16:50)
      And if you think that their is realy reason to doubt, ask for ADN test(that is prety cheap nowaday), not for family separation withouth verification.
      anyhow, my claim stand well even if we are not speaking of family séparation. the possibility that every single said "family" are not in fact family doesn't change in any way the fact that companys are actualy lobying for more imigrant détention to increase their business.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft Dag siden

      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"?

  • just chillax my guy
    just chillax my guy 2 dager siden

    A fucking men

  • Bella Beau
    Bella Beau 2 dager siden

    I love John Oliver

  • Mikaela Anderson
    Mikaela Anderson 3 dager siden

    THIS IS STILL HAPPENING! Even with the ending the policy of family separation, this is still happening. This is disgusting, we are destroying families lives seeking asylum and a better life. This country is disgusting, and we are ALL complicit.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 2 dager siden

      +Mikaela Anderson *"There isn't even a blanket POLICY or procedure either."*
      Secondly, 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"?

    • Mikaela Anderson
      Mikaela Anderson 2 dager siden

      BenJamin Croft firstly, I said policy, not law. Secondly, I'm guessing you're not bothered by kids in cages, not seeing their parents for weeks to months on end, and the fact that it is still going on in Texas, after a "policy change" on family separation.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 2 dager siden

      *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.

  • Peer Petersen
    Peer Petersen 3 dager siden

    Normal people: OMG this is so sad and painful to watch

    Trump supporters: I think that kid is a paid actor

    is there any line between this ?? I mean there are two sides in this…the one side is choosing to illegaly enter a Country and take the consequences if it does not work out (also for the Children) the other side has the Basic interest to not let illegal Migration occur...this interest ist legitimate but has to work out as humane as possible... but there are two sides ! People choose to take the illegal way, the us choose to handle it this way

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 2 dager siden

      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.....
      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.
      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.

  • Linsey Lohman
    Linsey Lohman 3 dager siden

    As much as I dread watching it, there should be a follow up video to this one because 4 months later, the situation is so much worse and completely swept under the rug.

  • Adrian Mei
    Adrian Mei 3 dager siden

    Yeah it's not human rights abuse if we do it. Only when communists and Muslims who don't do business with us do it. :)

  • Hooyahfish
    Hooyahfish 4 dager siden

    Today a shooter in NZ killed 49 people calling it an invasion.

    • TheCavedude107
      TheCavedude107 Dag siden

      Hooyahfish And his video wasn’t as tragic as the one where a toddler says he belongs in jail and his mother doesn’t love him. I watched it dude, but it wasn’t something that was literally acted out by our own government against innocents. This shit broke me...

  • Rafael Oda
    Rafael Oda 4 dager siden

    Make America Great Again
    Great like when? 20's? 40's? 60's? when?
    Great for whom? The middle class? The poor? The rich?

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft Dag siden

      In the simplest explanation and in the simplest of terms... no-clip.com/video/ZPHSXUS0_1c/video.html

  • Brain Worm
    Brain Worm 6 dager siden

    Legal American citizens are seperated from their children every day for breaking the laws of this nation. Do we piss and moan about that? Why do we cry for other law breakers who break the law by coming illegally to the US?
    If we as a natiion don't think the law should be enforced, then simply do away with any type of border control.
    But wait... That that would be stupid, wouldn't it?

  • The AoC Gamer
    The AoC Gamer 6 dager siden +1

    My prediction at the start of this video: He will not condemn Bill Clinton or Barack Obama for doing the EXACT same thing for a combined 12 years between their presidencies.
    Edit: No surprise all this is is bashing Trump for upholding laws that Bill Clinton introduced and his successors all upheld including St. Obama. Also, I love how he tried debunking that "criminal" stereotype even though crossing the border ILLEGALLY aka breaking the LAW would make them all criminals! And I love how he condemns an ad talking about a young woman gunned down by an illegal immigrant when that happens fairly often but of course is disregarded. Fuck off.

  • rickiex
    rickiex 7 dager siden +1

    in 20 years we will read about this in the text books, along side the japanese concentration camps

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 4 dager siden

      LOL! Concentration camps? Is that what you think these are? LOL!

  • Zoey Adams
    Zoey Adams 7 dager siden

    Proof that america looks up to Hitler.

  • John Crain
    John Crain 8 dager siden +2

    Yes, John. We're reaping the whirlwind which was started when the Orange Dumpster Fire got elected into the Oblong Office.
    I didn't vote for him. More than half the country didn't vote for him. The Shit Weasel got placed into office by the ELECTORAL COLLEGE, which should've been phased out ages ago.
    I agree with you 💯%.

  • Maria Martínez
    Maria Martínez 8 dager siden

    instead of arresting those people we should be helping them solve the problems in their native countries, so they don't have to run away, so they don't have to be afraid anymore.

  • Harpreet Jandu
    Harpreet Jandu 8 dager siden

    You know who else did this? The Nazis. You know what happened to those Nazis? The Nuremberg Trial. You know who convicted them of war crimes and crimes against humanity? Among others - United FUCKING States. Let's have the same big dick energy for this modern-day domestic holocaust! Everyone involved should be charged with crimes against humanity cause that is exactly what this is!

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 4 dager siden

      +Harpreet Jandu Triggered? On the contrary, I just find it laughable that your glorious absence of sophistication assumes that this somehow constitutes as a "crime against humanity". LOL!

    • Harpreet Jandu
      Harpreet Jandu 4 dager siden

      +BenJamin Croft Woah! That is too much power I have over you to be able to trigger you like that with just a selection of words.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 8 dager siden

      Crimes against humanity? Are serious? LOL! I think you better know and understand what constitutes as a "crime against humanity" before you start opening your emotionally charged by propaganda mouth. LOL!
      You'll find out that America is in no way, shape, or form committing crimes against humanity. LOL!

  • Sean Toboika
    Sean Toboika 9 dager siden

    Fucking MIC drop at the end

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 8 dager siden

      *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.
      How's that for a mic drop?

  • Santino Tetreault
    Santino Tetreault 9 dager siden

    He got heated quick

  • Victor Selve
    Victor Selve 9 dager siden

    Got to be honest,
    If any of the parents turn around to become terrorists and attack the states I could not blame them.

  • 1cerebrum
    1cerebrum 9 dager siden

    You fuckers need to sort out your country. US is litteral trash. Best regards an norwegian.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 9 dager siden

      You guys vurtualy have the same standards for applying for asylum as the U.S does. Once the familia relationship has been established the children either remain or are then reunited with the parents.
      And when it comes to the safety and wellbeing of children in your country, it's very very serious. Even more serious than the U.S. Does Barnevernet ring a bell?

  • One-and-Forsaken
    One-and-Forsaken 10 dager siden +2

    Im so fed up with Trump and im not even American -.-

  • One-and-Forsaken
    One-and-Forsaken 10 dager siden

    Why does Alex Azar look like the warden from The Shawshank Redemption? :D

  • Hippi Phuken
    Hippi Phuken 10 dager siden

    There is no Down Syndrome baby that's a huge f****** lie you f****** demon rats will lie about anything go eat a baby child molesters

  • Hippi Phuken
    Hippi Phuken 10 dager siden +1

    No more immigrants. They're not coming here for a better life their coming here to steal somebody else's hard work

  • Mister X
    Mister X 11 dager siden

    Just a bit overworked.

  • Mister X
    Mister X 11 dager siden

    I’d not ask for reasons to quit either. Use a relatable one.

  • Mister X
    Mister X 11 dager siden

    Wait! Are you trying to freeze that? Is it a fridge or a refrigerator? Don’t do it wrong! Buy a freezer or it won’t freeze!

  • Mister X
    Mister X 11 dager siden

    Pile of laughing pilots.

  • Mister X
    Mister X 11 dager siden

    Another MiG please...

  • Mister X
    Mister X 11 dager siden

    But they aren’t even armed. How can this be an invasion to simple people like me. And donkey! Don’t you even think about donkey!!!

  • Mister X
    Mister X 11 dager siden

    Pears and no liver? Hello where!

  • Matthew Walton
    Matthew Walton 11 dager siden

    "Cruel, sloppy, needless, and racist. " If there were ever 4 words that accuratly described Trump's America those would certainly be them.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 11 dager siden

      What is "cruel, sloppy, and racist" about the safety and wellbeing of children?

  • Hippi Phuken
    Hippi Phuken 11 dager siden

    Hey mr. Oliver why don't you look at the b******* socialism is done to your f****** country and go over there and do something about it we don't need your British bullshit in America we stopped caring a long time ago

  • Hippi Phuken
    Hippi Phuken 11 dager siden +1

    When American parents bring their kids with them to break the law their kids are taken away to stupid DemonRat Traitors

    • Hippi Phuken
      Hippi Phuken 4 dager siden

      +firstname lastname I'm f****** white and like I'd ever tell you Psychopaths my real name so you could dox me and Hunt me down and hurt my children you call for the harm of children for standing in front of a Native American man you voted for the murder of a fully developed babies and promote pedophilia as another acceptable sex you people are disgusting and you should be removed from American soil

    • firstname lastname
      firstname lastname 4 dager siden

      Hippi Phuken okay seriously
      1) what race are you bc your last name (i’m guessing) doesn’t sound english
      2) it’s not that deep lmao
      3) both of your comments are edited and censored how do you expect me to take you seriously
      4) i’m not illegal
      5) all i literally said was “just say you hate non whites and go”
      6) how do you know what my beliefs are?? don’t just go assuming bc i don’t agree with you

    • firstname lastname
      firstname lastname 4 dager siden

      Hippi Phuken BROOO IS IT EVER THAT DEEEEEEEEEPPPPPP LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Hippi Phuken
      Hippi Phuken 8 dager siden +1

      +firstname lastname way to not comment on them breaking the law you must be illegal as well why is it you care about ignorant Savages children from another country but then turn and agree to murdering
      fully developed babies you back ass wards f****** piece of s***

    • Hippi Phuken
      Hippi Phuken 8 dager siden

      +firstname lastname you fake ass piece of s*** defending my country from ignorant Savages is not racism I don't care what color they are no more immigrants. From anywhere we don't even take care of our own. So why don't you take your libtard demon rat ass go eat a f****** fully developed baby bring your transgender f****** child with you while you betray the Constitution you f****** piece of s***

  • Hippi Phuken
    Hippi Phuken 11 dager siden +1

    Open fire on the invaders build the wall america first

  • Raja Srikrishnan
    Raja Srikrishnan 12 dager siden

    Trump is the biggest moron on this planet.

  • Alpha Wolf
    Alpha Wolf 12 dager siden

    White Republicans are fucking racist, heartless souless lying ass people

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 11 dager siden

      Protecting the safety and welfare of children are, according to you, "fucking racist, heartless, soulless, lying ass people"?

  • Elias Walston Palacios
    Elias Walston Palacios 12 dager siden +1

    Alex Azar looks like the warden from Shawshank Redemption.

  • Crystal Clair
    Crystal Clair 12 dager siden

    I hate this. This was so depressing to watch. that's just inhumane.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 9 dager siden

      +Crystal Clair They couldn't run background checks because there was nothing to check. They came here illegally. The only thing she had was that Jenri's father lives in North Carolina. They most likely had to do a DNA test as well. Which takes just as long. In the meantime, Jenri had to be separated until this was confirmed.
      Yes the child services system is a joke. Not just for illegals but for citizens as well. Luckily she got a good immigration lawyer to help her. And they were, eventually, reunited.
      But all this could've been avoided if she followed the law and the due process in order to get into this country legally.
      It's also obvious that the only reason she brought him with her is because she already knew that she can use him to exploit a loop-hole in the system by playing on your emotions. She knew that she didn't have a legitimate excuse to claim asylum, therefore she brought her son along to use as a scapegoat to get into this country. (illegally).
      Yeah my son is traumatized for the rest of his life because I knew my piss-poor excuse to claim asylum wasn't going to work so I used him as a fall guy. But as long as the means justify the ends. Right? WTF OVER!?!? The only one here, who I see, abused and made that child suffer is *her.*

    • Crystal Clair
      Crystal Clair 9 dager siden

      Well if they are featuring that child they must have ran bg checks. But that's just the we gotta show this on TV so we gotta be accurate part.
      And yes I understand what you are saying,he could not be her child...But in that case the system has failed to give the child to his actual parents.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 10 dager siden

      +Crystal Clair You don't get a simple yes or no question? 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"? Yes or no?

    • Crystal Clair
      Crystal Clair 10 dager siden

      +BenJamin Croft Sorry I dont get you.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 11 dager siden

      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"?
      If you can't handle a little suffering then you bring on bottomless suffering.

  • Laurena Lau
    Laurena Lau 13 dager siden

    not just racism but sexism too.

  • Philip Frandsen
    Philip Frandsen 13 dager siden

    How about not illegally entering the USA? Maybe these families would avoid the problem.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 10 dager siden

      +Brian Molina No one is saying asylum is illegal. You can claim all the asylum you want. There is no law that says you can't. However, where the law draws the line is HOW and WHY you claim asylum. Because since *anybody* can claim asylum, there has to be some kind of a vetting process in place in order to ascertain whether these people are eligible for asylum or not.
      We just can't let anyone and everyone in. Simply saying things like, "I'm here to work." or "I have children with me." is not gonna cut it.

    • Brian Molina
      Brian Molina 11 dager siden

      asylum isnt illegal

  • Futbolballerina
    Futbolballerina 13 dager siden

    I have seen this episode several times and I just realized that I have never seen John Olive so pissed off. He is seething in a very respectable gentlemanly way..

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 10 dager siden

      +Futbolballerina Don't fall for it. He may be emotionally triggered but he has absolutely no clue about what he's being triggered about. He virtually doesn't know anything about the immigration process, policies, and it's procedures on dealing with illegal aliens wanting to claim asylum. Just take what he's saying and how he's behaving with a grain of salt.

    • Futbolballerina
      Futbolballerina 10 dager siden

      BenJamin Croft , ummmmmm, what are you talking about in regards to my comment?

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 10 dager siden

      This guy is a comedian. He has absolutely no clue what he's talking about. He's passionate about it without a doubt. But know and understand what it is you're being passionate about before you start opening your mouth. Otherwise you're just wandering about aimlessly.

  • marrier9999
    marrier9999 13 dager siden

    Poor Ralphie. Ball pit shark got him.

  • endless sky
    endless sky 13 dager siden +1

    How can they pretend to be christians while at the same time they are separating children from their parents? What kind of people do that ?

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 10 dager siden

      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"?

  • Rahul Prakash
    Rahul Prakash 13 dager siden

    The boy crying moved me

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 13 dager siden +1

      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.....

  • Joseph Delahunty
    Joseph Delahunty 14 dager siden

    ASYLUM SEEKING ISNT A CRIME! NO ONE IN THAT GROUP WAS EVER PLANNING TO COMMIT A CRIME!

  • Joseph Delahunty
    Joseph Delahunty 14 dager siden

    Illegal immigration is a simple misdemeanor. You know what’s a felony? KIDNAPPING!

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 14 dager siden

      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"?

  • lordoftheflings
    lordoftheflings 14 dager siden

    Family seperation and tearing kids away from their parents is the legal definition of genocide. I.e. America commits genocide in 2018-2019.

    • lordoftheflings
      lordoftheflings 14 dager siden

      see for yourself if you like...
      www.un.org/ar/preventgenocide/adviser/pdf/osapg_analysis_framework.pdf

    • lordoftheflings
      lordoftheflings 14 dager siden

      Unlike you, I speak from facts. I take my definition of Genocide from the Office of The UN Special Advisor on the
      Prevention of Genocide or (OSAPG). Article 6 of the framework for the Legal definition of Genocide states:
      "Forcible transfer of children, imposed by direct force or through fear of violence, duress, detention, psychological oppression or other methods of coercion;"
      Face it, you live in a genocidal fascist nation. It is the biggest threat to humanity.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 14 dager siden

      This is not genocide. LOL! I think you better recheck what legally *qualifies* as genocide. You will see that this doesn't fit, in any way, shape, or form, the description of "genocide". LOL!

  • David Ejike
    David Ejike 14 dager siden

    Pieces of shit. When it's about pro-choice/abortion laws, they're crying croc tears, when it's about a disabled 10 year old immigrant child, it's "womp-womp". This is all the evidence you need. Pieces of gator turd.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 10 dager siden

      +Brian Molina Precisely. Present the facts and the truth and then let the people make up their own minds. That is what legitimate news outlets are supposed to do. This comedy show and news organizations that push this kind of propaganda are not legitimate news.
      Just look at what happened with that Covington school kid Nick Sandmann. He's now suing a list of news agencies because of the false story they put out about him and because it fit their political narrative.

    • Brian Molina
      Brian Molina 10 dager siden

      +BenJamin Croft >snowflake in 2019
      Lol now i can see wherw ur sentiments are. News outlets always have an agenda and ur right they do give non partisan facts but the problem with em is that those facts often help the case of either party.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 10 dager siden

      +Brian Molina The obvious difference is, is that legitimate news outlets give an impartial and neutral perception about the story being presented. They don't just take different stories and information and then systematically place them in an order that best fits *their* narrative.
      Wake up snowflake.

    • Brian Molina
      Brian Molina 10 dager siden

      +BenJamin Croft HOW DO YOU THINK THEY GET THEIR FACTS?! They look at news outlets and other respources that THEY PUT UP ON SCREEN. That is far mor credible than "the good sources" that hannity has on Fox

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 11 dager siden

      +Brian Molina LOL! You actually get your news from this comedy show? LOL!
      This guy and their researchers have virtually no clue what they're talking about when it comes to immigration laws, policies, and procedures, they offer no viable alternatives or solutions to fix the problems this country has with immigration, they provide no facts, evidence, or statistics that show just how much of a negative impact illegal aliens and letting vast amounts of immigrants into this country has, and they just take a story and run with it without first confirming on whether this story is legit or not.
      This is NOT news. I can't believe you take this *comedy show* seriously.
      While I do agree with you that utilizing humor is a good way to get people interested in something and helps make the absorption of such things much easier and fun; using it in this method to push an agenda is NOT the way it should be applied. Though it is funny, but to fall for something like this, and to take it seriously, and assume that this is some form of critical thinking because it's funny, is a glorious absence of sophistication on one's part.

  • Owen the king
    Owen the king 14 dager siden +1

    At 16:27 jhon almost cries

  • Mena
    Mena 14 dager siden

    WOMEN DON'T WANT TRUMP IN ANY COUNTRY. WE DON'T WANT HIM ON EARTH!!!

  • DevilsBlood999 Jr
    DevilsBlood999 Jr 14 dager siden

    Really is weird that people in the USA don't realize it all started/got going with immigration, that at some point in time every citizens bloodline can be traced to immigrating over...unless your bloodline was already here. Let's ask the Natives how they feel about it then. Maybe, we can all get kicked out right?

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 10 dager siden

      +Brian Molina So according to you since Hitler is a white guy, murdering millions of other white people, is NOT considered to be genocide?
      Because he's white and the Jews are white, fyi the same race, it's perfectly fine to just murder millions of them?

    • Brian Molina
      Brian Molina 10 dager siden

      yes because war between different tribes isnt fuckin genocide

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 10 dager siden

      +Brian Molina So if I'm understanding you correctly, just because native Americans are an entirely different "race" therefore it excludes them from genocidal violence towards others that are of the same "race" as them?

    • Brian Molina
      Brian Molina 10 dager siden

      +BenJamin Croft They persecuted other tribes not a whole different race my guy.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 10 dager siden

      +Brian Molina So the Aztecs and Mayans didn't enslave and persecute other tribes? The Comanches and Apaches didn't target women and children and burn then burn them at the stake? Why are *you* so hellbent on trying to downplay this kind of genocide? Oh the hypocrisy!
      Civilizations clash. *(native and/or foreign)* That's been happening since the beginning of time. Yes war sucks. But it doesn't give leftwing, SJW, liberals like you the right to perverse or even flat out lie about the history of this country and it's people *(native and/or foreign)* in order to help push a political agenda.
      Like I said, with the lack of advancements, fyi horses and the wheel (no wheel), generally speaking in warfare, the boom boom stick wielding, horseback riding, wheel using new world are gonna win. *This isn't exclusive to America and it's not uncommon.*
      And killing is bad. But so is milking, misleading, and guilt tripping future generations into some kind of a restitution, that has to be paid back by letting illegal aliens and massive amounts of immigrants into this country, over crimes they didn't even commit, is not only rude and disrespectful and racists, but a glorious absence of sophistication on one's part. WTF OVER!?!?

  • Alex Bruins
    Alex Bruins 15 dager siden +1

    I was semi aware this was taking place but had no fucking clue as to what its extent was. I am now speechless

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 14 dager siden

      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.....

  • Small bean music
    Small bean music 16 dager siden +5

    I'm a Native American so I find it kinda funny that immigrants came here then said they're against immigration XD

    • Golden Silver 81
      Golden Silver 81 3 dager siden

      +GhaV jGRite (jeaHAvee) actually no most tribes did not have imigration laws
      the usa took their lands via war
      last time i checked in those times war was not ilegal

      now i dont agree with this policy but i know latinos iam one
      puting kid on cages is wrong yes
      but there is no need for seperation
      the mexican law say this about citezens

      Being born in foreign soil to at least one Mexican parent (Mexican father and foreign mother, or Mexican mother and unknown father).
      Being born in foreign soil to Naturalized Mexican parents, Naturalized Mexican Father, or Naturalized Mexican Mother.

      i stand in compromise make imigration laws easier but open borders is not a solution
      open borders thakns to the" vivo" culture
      which mean to take advantge via lying manipulating others feelings or blackmail
      those open borders encourage parents to risk the lives of their children and use them

      and iam glad you care about this unlik the host of the video that is a hypocrite

    • GhaV jGRite (jeaHAvee)
      GhaV jGRite (jeaHAvee) 3 dager siden

      +Golden Silver 81 Gal 5:14
      For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
      I don't know what law the Native Americans had way back then, but I'm pretty sure they broke it along with a large portion of their people. Don't mind the Bible verse. If you do you're probably just didn't music by me so we don't have to discuss anything else on this video. I'm not trying to prove myself right I'm just trying to show what is wrong.

    • Golden Silver 81
      Golden Silver 81 3 dager siden

      +GhaV jGRite (jeaHAvee) well they were no imigrations laws
      also last time i checked they were only agianst ilegal imigration
      i came to us legally no conservite that i meet in person or the internet hates me
      becuase i followed the law

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 12 dager siden

      +Back View I'm just speaking the truth and providing the facts. That's being a brain washed racists?

    • Back View
      Back View 12 dager siden

      +BenJamin Croft Man you're such a brainwashed racist :D

  • MATTman101wow
    MATTman101wow 16 dager siden +1

    The people doing this are treating people like they aren't human. The people doing this aren't human.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 14 dager siden

      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"?

  • Unown
    Unown 16 dager siden

    I really want Donald Trump to look these people in the face and see what he is doing but, I'm not sure he'd even care for them in the first place.

    • Unown
      Unown 13 dager siden

      Hex Aphex shit that’s actually going on America What the fuck

    • Hex Aphex
      Hex Aphex 16 dager siden

      So he can spit on them in the face and kick um. I would watch, hell I'd probably join it. Could even keep the younger /legalish ones for sex slavery. Cuz you know that's happening...

  • Farhad Kazemi
    Farhad Kazemi 16 dager siden +1

    Well said John

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 14 dager siden

      LOL! You actually believe in this propaganda!?!? LOL!

  • Gloomy Blackfur
    Gloomy Blackfur 16 dager siden

    I get that this country is done for. But the seceding states, please, outlaw the broadcasting of lies. If Fox News had been criminalized 25 years ago, we wouldn't be in this mess.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 13 dager siden

      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.....

  • Mkone667
    Mkone667 17 dager siden

    Kill all conservatives

  • The Silver Shroud
    The Silver Shroud 17 dager siden

    Why is there no uprising in the US against the Republican Party? This is so extremely appalling. The Republican Party does not represent American values in any way, it always pretends it does, but it doesn't. It's a corrupt and (under Trump) a fascist party which stands in contrast to the freedom the funding fathers and later Lincoln gave to the American people.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 10 dager siden

      +Brian Molina You missed the point entirely. smh....
      Now all of a sudden it's a bad thing on how we've been handling illegal aliens this same way for decades? Nobody had problem with it when Reagan was president. Nobody had a problem with it when Clinton was in office.

    • Brian Molina
      Brian Molina 12 dager siden

      +BenJamin Croft "look at all these other people who did bad things so donald trump shouldnt be blamed for his bad things"

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 16 dager siden

      This has been happening under Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush Sr., Reagan, Ford, Carter, ect, ect. But now that Trump is president it's now corruption and fascism? smh....

  • The Silver Shroud
    The Silver Shroud 17 dager siden

    America:
    50% first world country and 50% third world country.
    50% progressive and 50% racist.
    50% future thinking and 50% past thinking.
    How can a country be so divided in so many things?

  • Jess
    Jess 17 dager siden

    It disgusts me how people are still defending Trump in this comment section. This man SEPARATED YOUNG DEFENSELESS CHILDREN FROM THEIR MOTHERS. The psychological trauma from that will scar those children throughout their lives. Who the hell are we as Americans if we can condone our president ruthlessly doing this to young children!?

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 10 dager siden

      +Brian Molina Because it bears repeating to point out the obvious hypocrisy.

    • Brian Molina
      Brian Molina 12 dager siden

      +BenJamin Croft YOU COPY PASTED THIS COMMENT???!!!

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 16 dager siden

      This has been happening under Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush Sr, Reagan, Ford, Carter, ect, ect. But now that Trump is president it's all of a suddenly ruthless? smh...

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey 18 dager siden

    OMFG WATCH IT AT 2X SPEED!!!

  • HotSriracha
    HotSriracha 18 dager siden

    Sure, just open the borders and let everyone in, no problem. It's a crime to sneak in, period. If they can't respect our laws from the beginning, why should we expect them to respect our laws once living here? The less deterents, the more we engage the pull factor that increases illegal immigration. I don't agree that we should be separating families, but I do believe that we should be enforcing our laws. Oh, and I didn't see this muppet do anything but complain without offering solutions. We cannot simply let everyone that wants to come here do it, and we have the right as a soverign nation to refuse anyone entry.

  • MaximumFlyer
    MaximumFlyer 18 dager siden

    as an american, fuck America.
    land of the fucking free my ass.

  • Nabilah Alshari
    Nabilah Alshari 19 dager siden

    "They broke the law, that's why they were separated."
    Assuming that's true, following that logic American laws are immoral and inhumane, okay. Maybe we should quarantine America from the rest of the world so that their laws don't infect us.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 16 dager siden

      So according to you, it's inhumane to protect the safety and wellbeing of children who end up in these agencies custody?

  • GODs SON
    GODs SON 19 dager siden

    Modern day concentration camp

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 16 dager siden

      Oh yeah. I can see the starvation, forced labor, and lines that go into gas chambers too. LMAO!!

  • reyuk near
    reyuk near 19 dager siden

    i like when he ends with a serious tone its chilling

  • Dilya Revkat
    Dilya Revkat 20 dager siden

    To people who supports Trump immigration policy: Stop covering cruel actions by law...every crime against humanity in Fascist Germany was done by law... in North Korea people got killed for having a different opinion also by law... Syrian dictator kills opposition by law... You know that history will put everything on a right place, as segregation, as slavery and having voting rights for women.... You will be defeated and your descendants will be very very disappointed... Just remember it.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 19 dager siden

      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.

  • Mayller Ronam
    Mayller Ronam 20 dager siden

    I believe that at the time of this episode people weren't aware that the situation is actually way way worse than what was presented here. Children are actually being sexually abused on these prisons by either other children or the f*cking employees.
    BBC:
    "The US health department has received more than 4,500 complaints of sexual abuse against detained migrant children from 2014-2018, documents show."
    Look it up!

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 13 dager siden

      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.....

  • Riot Breaker
    Riot Breaker 21 dag siden

    Hell hath no fury like John Oliver scorned.

  • Jill Orchid
    Jill Orchid 21 dag siden +1

    That kid telling his mom that she doesn't love him no more literally had me in tears.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 16 dager siden

      There is a "rumor" circulating online about the video documentary, "How Family Separation Traumatizes Children" by The Atlantic. Which was 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.
      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 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.....

  • fastermx
    fastermx 21 dag siden

    Some liberals I know are withholding judgment on what may or may not be happening to these children. It's good to be objective, of course, but when you connect the dots about these stolen children, it is hard to think they're viewed by government as anything but COMMODITIES. By taking the kids, they could get parents to agree to deportation, to get their kids back - which they did, and which they didn't get. So their kids are still floating around under the care and custody of malevolent haters who get their jollies by making brown people suffer. If they knew they would have to reunite these families, they'd have kept proper records. They didn't, because they actually thought they'd get away with having thousands of kids in their grubby hands. They don't love kids, so it isn't caring that makes them feed these kids; it's the kids' value as commodities, plus the additional perk of being able to make these brown children suffer.
    They've sent children to all corners of our map. Why? They had facilities and were building more, so why go to the expense of shipping them to far-flung places? Like Montana? Washington State? NYC???
    Now we're hearing that kids in custody are being sexually abused, and some people are ACTUALLY SURPRISED! But they weren't kidnapped so the employees in charge of them could get their nuts off. They had a higher purpose: free child labor and/or prostitution, particularly for the pedophile set.
    They were actually telling some of these children that their mommies didn't love them any more, so when they are reunited with their mommy, they fight and scream to go back to jail.
    DO YOU KNOW HOW TO SPELL CRUELTY?
    There ARE no other possible reasons for the govt to be so slow about reuniting families, and for actually LOSING hundreds of kids.
    It wouldn't have surprised me if they'd tattooed these children with BAR CODES. The purpose in taking them was to have children FOR SALE. Sending the parents back easily was just a nice treat.
    By now, EVERY SINGLE PERSON involved with the separations and/or incarceration and/or shuffling kiddos off to Buffalo knows that the work they are doing is PROFOUNDLY ILLEGAL. So if they're still doing it, they are CRIMINALS.
    All decent people working on Project Kids4Sale would have quit long ago, and would also have volunteered testimony.
    John Oliver surely was angry. VERY angry. But still not angry ENOUGH. What level of anger can ever BE enough for what was done to these children and families?

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 19 dager siden

      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 "mommies"?

  • Mike Willett II
    Mike Willett II 21 dag siden

    Funny thing is, in America, when you break the law you are forcibly separated from your family. When you enter a foreign country without their knowing, you are breaking the law there.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 19 dager siden

      +Stephen2462 I can't read your whole reply to give you a proper response because it's not showing up in this thread. Do you have any privacy settings on?

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 19 dager siden

      +Stephen2462 You can seek and claim all the asylum you want. There is no law that states you can't. However, HOW and WHY you seek asylum is where the law draws line.

    • Stephen2462
      Stephen2462 20 dager siden

      Seeking asylum isn't illegal. Also, the Trump administration doesn't even know what happened to a bunch of these kids.

  • Sandro Sixarulidze
    Sandro Sixarulidze 22 dager siden

    Okay advocates for this sort of liberalism I genuinely want to get some answers (I'm from another country that now is starting to get liberal, to get EU membership and all its economic benefits)
    Q1: Am I understanding it correctly, that if the government puts its citizen's rights above non-citizens - its actions are considered inhumane?
    Q2: If above is true, does a liberal agenda in its final form implies abolishment of citizenship and national identity?
    Q3: (not really a question just my personal expression of shock) if a group of dangerous or potentially dangerous individuals contains few disabled, any defensive action against that group that will put all of them in discomfort should be considered immoral?
    Here are a few beliefs I hold so you can consider my biases and principles when trying to give an argument answer:
    B1: Citizens ultimately should have more rights than non-citizens, any dispute should be decided in favor of citizen over non-citizen. That what it means to be citizens - ownership of land, and decisions over rules of this given land (current ownership, not historic)
    B2: Any action is acceptable and moral to ensure B1.
    B3: Life of citizen is priceless compared to non-citizen.
    P.S. I know that B1,B2 and B3 are the same and it's a tautology, but I wanted to be sure that the message will get through.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 14 dager siden

      +Sandro Sixarulidze Unfortunately you have to be physically in the U.S. or at a point of entry in order to claim asylum status. Legally or illegally. Because anyone is allowed to claim asylum and/or refugee status. There is no law that says you can't. Fortunately the law stipulates is *how* and *why* you claim your asylum.
      I can see and understand the insensitive in wanting to do it illegally too. Which is one of the many reasons why I support building the wall and improving our immigration system.

    • Sandro Sixarulidze
      Sandro Sixarulidze 14 dager siden

      +BenJamin Croft Listen Ben i understand how people are qualified for asylum, i do not understand when they qualify. Did you read what I have wrote? I'm not opposing the idea of requirements for asylum application, I am just interested in the process. I actually wanted to brought it up, but I didn't because I did not understood the details of this process,and I am happy you did, because I assume that if you brought it up you know the details.
      So here is my question again:
      Can a person apply for asylum from abroad, without illegally entering country?
      I am asking this because on this site: www.uscis.gov that you are quoting there are lines that one must be in USA already, in order to get asylum. Does it mean that one should enter illegally to apply for asylum?

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 14 dager siden

      +Sandro Sixarulidze Form I-589 is lengthy and complicated. Filling it out requires an in-depth understanding of the U.S. asylum laws and an ability to figure out which facts and details from your past experience will best convince the U.S. immigration authorities that you "qualify for asylum." ie a persecution that must have been based on at least one of these five grounds, either your:
      •race
      •religion
      •nationality
      •political opinion, or
      •membership in a particular social group.
      It is a mandatory form that you must fill out (within a year) once you arrive here. Whether you're here legally or illegally.
      Think of it as a job application. You give them a resume, previous experiences, all the proper documents and information that are essential for filling out the application; vs someone who just walks right in, completely unprepared, who doesn't possess any of these kinds of documents, information, skills, or qualities that are essential to complete the application process for the job. Who do you think they're going to hire?

    • Sandro Sixarulidze
      Sandro Sixarulidze 14 dager siden

      ​+BenJamin Croft That is the first thing I wanted to write, but then I saw this:
      "If you are eligible for asylum you may be permitted to remain in the United States. To apply for Asylum, file a Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, within one year of your arrival to the United States. There is no fee to apply for asylum."
      And I got really confused. Does this mean that one should get to the US by means of illegal immigration before applying for Asylum?

    • Sandro Sixarulidze
      Sandro Sixarulidze 14 dager siden

      +Evan Gillman EvaThank you for answering in such detail and respect to my opinions (I'm really touched), and I'm really sorry it took me so long to answer, it was a busy week and I wanted to research this topic a bit.
      On family separation:
      I believe it would be reasonable to look at the reasons why families were separated and try to see it from a different perspective. First of all illegal immigration is a crime and that is the reason why families are separated. I think this is just irresponsible to take your whole family with you while committing a crime. Another solution could be to come alone, apply for asylum and only then bring the family. Now I will try to make the closest comparison I can to get some perspective. Let's imagine a starving family. To get some food they go and rob a shop. They are doing it together, with children, and they are caught. The first question is what to do with them, while their situation is understandable, exception cannot be made, otherwise, this kind of exception will be abused by others who just prefer a life of crime. The second question is what to do with children, now we can't and shouldn't prosecute them, and they should be taken care of, while their family is prosecuted, right? I would even argue that this child would do better in other family or specialized facility(and that is what actually proposed to separated families, that their children can seek asylum separately and have better lives). I just can't see how this is inhumane, it seems to me like the most rational decision.
      On the potential danger of illegal immigrants:
      While these people are not criminals, most of them are not well educated and do not possess any important skills that they can potentially successfully monetize. They will most likely settle down in communities and will create low-income zones (as I believe were happening before). Now low income may push some to crime and by "Broken windows theory" exponentially more people will follow, and this drop in morale can result in high rates of drug abuse. In conclusion, while maybe none of them are criminals, eventually a lot of them could become criminals. Now this all can be avoided by social programmes, reeducation programs, housing programmes and so on, but the problem with that is that America already has a lot of slum areas that it tries to fix using that kind of programmes, and adding more slums, just makes situation a lot worse for existing areas of this kind and for citizens of potential new slums. Imagine yourself in a region with a sudden immigrant influx, unless you will be fast enough to sell your property, its price will fall and you will potentially be trapped in a low income - high crime rate zone.
      On my view of liberals:
      Maybe I just been watching too much polarizing media (which there is uncomfortable abundance of) that draws liberals as anti-safety anarchists, and conservatives as religious, previous century dumb-dumbs, but if I would have to choose sides I would choose conservatives (although I am atheist) especially after so-called "2015-16 New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany" and unacceptable liberal government response to that. I quote "Some remarks given by Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker during a press conference were interpreted as a call for women to follow a "code of conduct", including staying at "arm's length" from strangers." - after this, my trust in that "99.9 percent of liberals aren't crazy, so of course the destruction of citizenship is never something that anybody would want to do" - my trust in this fell by 99,9 percent.
      On the country I live in:
      I'm from Georgia, it's political climate is complicated but here is a quick summary:
      1/3 of its territory is occupied by Russia.
      In 90s criminal activity was romanticized and to be thief was a high honor.
      in 2004 Michael Saakashvili came to power with his "Rose revolution" (a peaceful revolution without bloodshed)
      He started his war on crime hard, punishing any criminal activity and keeping criminal sympathizers in fear.
      He revitalized the economy by taking money from criminal business owners and putting it in the budget (when he came to power budget literally was something like 20$)
      While all of these actions pulled the country from 3rd world country to almost European country, his radicalism and zero tolerance policies toward crime backfired on him. Because as theft, as I said before, was romanticized more than half of country citizens were in some way connected to people he prosecuted (family, friends, friends of friends) and of course a lot of people with criminal money was unhappy with his action.
      So it came as no surprise when one of wealthiest people Bidzina Ivanishvili campaigned against Saakashvili and won
      After that Bidzina started to persecute anyone he legally could connect to Saakashvili.
      IMHO - nowadays he uses his power to slowly drain the economy
      A lot of people have immigrated from Georgia (almost 1/3) most of them illegally, so I know what illegal immigration is from the other side of the border. Some of those people pursued criminal activity and openly made fun of western justice for how soft it is on criminals. While people who were actually seeking asylum or job opportunities didn't have to immigrate illegally.

  • Paulina Salcedo
    Paulina Salcedo 23 dager siden

    Hello Oliver, while I greatly appreciate your hopefulness toward immigrants and are used to operating under the assumption of innocence, which is lovely, you personally don't know what Mexican or Central American culture is like. I can't attest for Central America, but I can attest for Mexican and I'm sad to say that people simply do not operate under presumption of innocence. They carry, many times, a violent hart and trickery like victimization, if they are allowed to. A condescending attitude will not help these communities. I'm currently dealing with similar communities in my home town, and as a young woman, I must be very careful and receive a lot of disrespect and nastiness. It's a mix of lost culture or lost roots and abysmal ignorance. It's not easy and following a 'moral path' is not simple because a lot of these people are used to FORCE, so many will initially react forcefully towards kindness. That is to be expected. Also, they are unable to follow rules by their own account.

  • The Catmother
    The Catmother 23 dager siden

    Stop bombing and economical bullying, so those "wild" people don't have to come to your perfectly WASP Murica...

  • Amy Sharp
    Amy Sharp 23 dager siden +1

    That boy crying saying you don't love me hurts my heart! I fucking hate trump's bitch ass!

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 19 dager siden

      There is a "rumor" circulating online about the video documentary, "How Family Separation Traumatizes Children" by The Atlantic. Which was 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.
      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 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.....

  • inam majid
    inam majid 23 dager siden

    I do not normally hate people. But after seeing that kid, I want dig a well and imprison Trump in there starve him and then dangle his favorite food in front of him only to take it away and feed him sugar less oats cooked in his own tears. I realize that was a bit off the top, but hell with him.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 19 dager siden

      There is a "rumor" circulating online about the video documentary, "How Family Separation Traumatizes Children" by The Atlantic. Which was 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.
      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 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.....

  • KingStix
    KingStix 23 dager siden

    Womp womp

  • EzMan Gaming
    EzMan Gaming 23 dager siden

    America is the biggest joke that we are laughing at. Such a bullshit country blaming their anus flamation on other people. you idiots killing urselfs . if anything the immigrants fcking build up ur economy

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 19 dager siden

      +EzMan Gaming No. It's not that simple.
      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...
      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)
      The only viable solution to this problem is to nip it at the source. *Illegal aliens* are a huge problem and burden on the American, working, taxpaying citizen.
      If you can't handle a little suffering then you bring on bottomless suffering.

    • EzMan Gaming
      EzMan Gaming 19 dager siden

      +BenJamin Croft no i get that its such rip off cause while illegal PEOPLE not ALIENS FUCKING PEOPLE are trying to get paid but arnt allowed to work whos fault is it hmmm? Why dont you guys use your heads and allow ILLEGAL People to work while awaiting their trial so you can tax them. You know whatever the number is of illegal people entering your country you can make money off them instead of spending money on them to keep them in your country while awaiting court hearing . its that simple

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 19 dager siden

      Why pay an American citizen $15 an hour while you can pay 5 illegal aliens under the table for the same amount for the same work?
      Don't you get it!?!? Businesses are brutal and cutthroat and will utilize and exploit every loophole and trick in the book in order to make a profit.
      In there eyes, screw the American taxpaying citizens.

      WTF OVER!?!?

  • Maximus Maticus G
    Maximus Maticus G 23 dager siden

    And the army is their for logistics support and Obama did it too.

  • Maximus Maticus G
    Maximus Maticus G 23 dager siden

    You have a lot criticism but no real answers for illegal immigration. The first act of becoming an american citizen should not be to break the law no matter how minor. Get the asylum correct. Everyone of them is going to claim asylum when they are either looking for work or do not want to deal with the rampant crime in their country. And it is the blood UN who is facilitating this migration. You are completely one sided and wrong. You do not also look at the second and third order effect of this decision let people cross the boarder. And the only reason democrats are even engaging this issue when they opposed illegal immigration strongly in the past is they want votes.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 19 dager siden

      +Stephen2462 Why pay an American citizen $15 an hour while you can pay 5 illegal aliens under the table for the same amount for the same work?
      Don't you get it!?!? Businesses are brutal and cutthroat and will utilize and exploit every loophole and trick in the book in order to make a profit. In there eyes, screw the American taxpaying citizens. The only way to stop this is to nip it at the source. Which is illegal aliens.
      We already have laws in place and improving and updating our immigration system is part of Trump's plan. Not just building a wall.

    • Stephen2462
      Stephen2462 22 dager siden +1

      Illegal immigration itself is just a side effect of other stuff. The best ways to deal with illegal immigration would be to address it's root causes. Shift focus to penalizing the businesses that hire them instead of the immigrants themselves, and reform immigration law to made immigrating legally easier.
      Dem9crats are engaging the issue because more people have a better understanding of the issue now, and pointlessly cracking down on illegals no longer has the popular support it used to, except among those who've been drinking Fox New cool-aid.

  • divide et impera
    divide et impera 23 dager siden

    Oih Americans. Do you have political ads in your tvs over the pond there? Ads in my country are freaking me out when they talk about how great some drugs are but political ads are fucking horrific.

  • Gizmo Gremlin
    Gizmo Gremlin 23 dager siden +2

    this breaks my heart. how can people bend over backwards and forwards to justify children being hurt? you'd only need an ounce of empathy to stop this.
    people don't understand that this presidency will have lasting effects for generations. it's not about his compulsive lying, his ridiculous gestures... it's about abusing the most vulnerable and cheering him on while he does it.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 19 dager siden

      There is a "rumor" circulating online about the video documentary, "How Family Separation Traumatizes Children" by The Atlantic. Which was 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.
      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 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.....

  • Jay Bird
    Jay Bird 24 dager siden

    Trump hyping up fear.

    • BenJamin Croft
      BenJamin Croft 19 dager siden

      Trump never had anything 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.