John Oliver unpacks the Trump administration’s quiet, ‘truly evil’ war on asylum seekers

John Oliver unpacks the Trump administration's quiet, 'truly evil' war on asylum seekers

“The Trump administration’s attack on asylum has been focused, dedicated and deeply resourceful,” said John Oliver at the top of Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight. “And I know that those aren’t adjectives you’re used to associating with this administration. But in this one area, they’ve been truly disciplined about being truly evil.”

The process of applying for asylum in the U.S., Oliver notes, “has never been easy. But this administration has made it absolute hell. Their policy of family separation caused widespread outrage, but they have done so much more than that. And it’s worth slowing down right now to look at three tactics that they’ve used in particular: migrant protection protocols, safe third country agreements, and Title 42. And I know that none of those have the harrowing ring of ‘family separation’, but each represents another cruel, calculated decision that has largely flown under the radar.” Read more…

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