Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Timati, legal immigration

John OliverThe latest episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver came onto HBO this weekend, and at the center of one of the segments was Timati. This is a rapper who just so happens to have a good relationship with Vladimir Putin. He’s been at the center of controversy, and we imagine that the majority of people out there have never even heard of the guy.

What we’re getting at here is that this is the sort of segment that John Oliver loves — think along the lines of someone who is out there and producing content about weird subjects. What makes it stranger is just that Putin and Russia just so happen to be some of the subjects.

So once we got to the other side of that, we eventually got over to the latest main subject: Legal immigration. This is something that feels like a long time coming with this show. Legal immigration is a great thing for the country. It brings in people from all walks of life and, beyond that, helps to fuel the economy. There is a system that is in place, but it’s also one that is complicated. It doesn’t work as well, or often as easily, as a lot of people out there would expect or want to expect.

Consider this segment to be one that was meant to be funny — but, at the same time, informative. After all, Oliver mentioned in this that this is a subject stuffed full of misconceptions. Take, for example, the idea of “waiting in line.” Maybe that is the case for some people, but not also for others. The lines are of varying lengths and often silly. Take, for example, that there are number caps for the number of immigrants that can come from different countries. There are also different kinds of immigration, including family class — which Donald trump blows out of proportion into “chain migration” here and there. There was also talk of the stress that is associated with living on a visa and some of the stuff that this entails.

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