On Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Oliver discussed President Donald Trump's plan to increase the number of Border Patrol agents by 25%. Oliver believes a forced hiring of 5,000 agents will be a detriment to the U.S Customs and Border Protection.
Oliver describes border agents as, "a mixture between humanitarian work and law enforcement, and not everyone can do it."
Oliver cited repeated instances in which the last Border Patrol hiring brought in less desirable agents and rushed them through training. Oliver was especially disappointed that Spanish and physical train would be reduced.
The comedian said, "It's like if the training program at SeaWorld left out 'Putting on a wetsuit' and 'Systematically driving carnivorous whales insane.' That's the whole job! Take them away, you are left with nothing else."
Oliver also pointed out that the job is incredibly boring, as many agents spend the days by themselves patrolling desolate areas.
Oliver made an honest commercial to try and recruit agents saying, "If you are kind, physically fit, impervious to bribery or boredom, and you want to serve your country by enforcing a controversial and ever-changing set of policies and the most humane way possible, then, give us a call. The border patrol. We are hiring!"