Welcome to the Jim Jefferies
Show.>>I’m Jim Jeffries and I’m
about to become a United States citizen now.>>I know many of you
are wondering Jim every Tuesday night you take
a giant dump on America. Why would you want
to come out of the problem.>>Well it’s for the same reason
that the women are. Your logic Afonya
trashy some pots you IFYC and over 300 million people
being inside you down. I think there’s something
good in them.>>And like all immigrants me
coming here wasn’t easy. I faced hardships when I came here
from the main streets of Sydney. I had no money to my name. All I had was an HBO special
and somewhere to live. I have great pride that you’ve
accepted me here in America and everyone who is born
into this country. You don’t know how lucky
you have been to not only will I become a citizen but will also meet five people
becoming citizens alongside me and I should also say
that standing alongside me is itself a tremendous privilege
in this country.>>These citizens to be come
from all over the world they have all contributed
something different and very special
to their communities.>>And we’ll learn about
their lives and their journeys and most importantly for me all learn
how to pronounce their names.>>At the end of the show
we’re gonna naturalize songs .>>I was born
in the Philippines. My name is Andre
and Deborah Brackett and I’m from Belize
Central America. My name is PIOs.
My name is Sam. You originally were
from Nairobi Kenya.>>My name is Mohammed Morocco
maraca everybody calls me mo. My balanced Ballston
I’m born in Kuwait. General all purpose Muslim.
Guess.>>I was 15
when I moved to America. It’s definitely a culture shock. Know we have seen a lot
of things on TV of what America is supposed to be like
especially California and then we die here. First of all we were like wait
where are all the white people.>>The impact of American
entertainment overseas maybe wouldn’t guide us if we didn’t bombard the world
with the Big Bang Theory.>>We are musicians you know
Africans we love America and in Kenya. Snow MC Hammer Vanilla Ice
was also hot in Kenya.>>But with Tupac he’s rapping
about real social issues that affect the community.>>We came to America
we were 10 11 years old and a war broke out in Congo.>>It was so bad
that they blocked all borders.>>And my mom applied
for political asylum she told the judge
literally verbatim if we go to Kenya
we are committing suicide. Reminds me of my first trip.
She wouldn’t recline.>> These stories how the stories
of so many immigrant families. It makes you wonder
what would have happened to these two and their mom
if Trump had been president. When I applied for asylum. We already know
when you allow the parents.>>To stay together then
what happens is people are going to pour
into our country are you going to
go back to that. Well we’re looking
at a lot of things Caravan’s how about 600 miles
from the southern border. They are hoping to find safety.
Invasion. It’s like an invasion.>>Knowing why somebody is
migrating here is so important. No one wants to leave
their natural country. But if it’s a matter of life
and death fear make them move.>> The impact of migration
on your communities your jobs your safety.
Anyone who feels like.>>Immigrants are here
to hurt you or do harm to you or take away from your life. I’m just a hardworking person.
I’m not here to steal.>>We pay the same taxes. We are not here
taking people’s jobs. We are going to build the wall.
That.>> It’s hurtful.>>I think people chant
this stuff and they don’t realize
it’s someone’s sister someone’s child that they want
to spew this hate it. That was me.>>That’s me with our political
climate right now while we’re hearing. It made me really anxious
in the last couple of years. Like you know my a target. I want surveillance
of certain bots.>>I understand a lot of people they don’t they don’t know
a lot of Muslims so they see what they see on TV
and they’re scared. And honestly those people
scare the shit out of me too.>>And then you hear the
president of the United States saying that they’re scary.
Then I understand that.>>You might be scared.
Sharia law Sharia law Sharia. Sharia. I don’t even know
what Sharia law. I’ve never lived anywhere
they had Sharia law.>>We’re not here to kill.
I swear.>> Exactly with someone
who’s here to kill me which side is get me
and get a place in line.>>They still face
another challenge. Becoming a citizen
is not a cheap process. It can cost thousands.>>I started to realize how
difficult the citizenship and immigration
process would be. It was heartbreaking.
And then magic happened. I’m a city employee
for the city of Los Angeles as an administrative clerk.
And I got an e-mail from my job saying
hey we’re offering a program the mayor’s new directive
that’s offering city employees and their families
an opportunity to meet with nonprofit lawyers.
It really changed my life and changed my family’s life
they say. So city governments are helping
when the federal government and it’s made someone
very grumpy.>> And even as the president
of the United States Britain to arrest Ms. State and local leaders are standing
up for immigrants rights. And that means more people
working towards that part the American dream.>>The American Dream
is being able to pursue the things
that you love.>>My mom was a baker and it just made me
fall in love with baking. So sweet dream dessert was born
in 2007 in my apartment. You put so much love into it. It fills you with that to be up
to do that for someone else. To.>>Do because we are part
as activists for us. Or we use our I guess you know to bring more positive messages
to the world.>>You know I love
being a nurse. I love being able
to help out people.>>In 2010 I got together
with a friend of mine and we started a charity
helping families and especially children with
their education and health care. You know this one
out of six kids go to school without getting enough
to eat every day. And I just thought
that that was. Kind of shitty honestly.>>And mean this immigrant
is changing the world one half hour at the site
at a time pissing himself .>>You’re welcome. These guys
are all giving back so much. I’m inspired to give to them.>>So I made my staff
bringing stuff to every new American names
and we put it into that. Jim Jeffrey show America’s.
Ranch. Dressing.>>Thanks Jim. Corn dogs are.
Disgusting.>>Garth Brooks Right. Giorni the lead singer
is Filipino Americans saw. Plastic bags.>> Full of other plastic bags.
>>Right.>>I guess this is
the healthcare plan well it’s definitely
the Republicans health care plan which is about as legitimate
as their immigration plan. Right. They support people
coming here legally and then they work to make that
as unwelcoming expensive and dangerous as possible.
But in spite of it all immigrants
would just keep coming because America
is an amazing place.>>I came to America because I
thought anybody can be anything. So many cultures here. To me that’s the American dream
to be able to come here and kind of like see
a little bit of the world.>>You know I live in a place
where I can be what I want
that freedom is priceless. I’m definitely going
to be voting. I feel like my voice my voice
is going to be finally heard. You know.
Hi. My name is Rochelle
and I’m an American. My name is Mohammad
and I’m an American. My name is pyo.
My name is Sam.>>We are Americans. My name
is Andrea and I’m an American.