“If you are going to say ‘Get in line’ to people, you should at least make sure they actually have a line to stand in,” Oliver said, pointing out how limited the paths to citizenship actually are.
And he should know. The HBO personality came here on a work Visa and sweated it out each year until he finally became a permanent resident.
“I am biased here. I have been through this system, and I can tell you it’s rough,” Oliver said last night. “When I finally got my green card years ago, it was sent to ‘The Daily Show’ and they surprised me with it at work, presenting it to me with a slice of apple pie and a Budweiser as a joke.”
“Thing is, I was so relieved, I nearly burst into tears,” he continued. “That is when I realized I had been worried about my immigration status every single day. And I was very, very lucky: I had a lot of help, and more importantly, I had a path to come here.”
Watch the video above. Hope you’re sitting down: Oliver took a lot of shots at Trump on this one.