James Corden showed his support for those affected by the immigration ban in a simple but powerful way

Much of late night discussed Trump's immigration ban in one form or another, with some focusing on those detained by the ruling and other making fun of Trump himself. James Corden opted for none of the above during The Late Late Show this week, pre-taping his show all week and using his trip to the airport to send a message about the ban.

There's no emotional music or sad narration, just Corden making his way through the airport and grabbing a bite before his flight. He gets some protestors on camera, but it is otherwise your typical airport experience. Then at the end, the screen goes black and a message takes over the screen:

Freedom of movement should be this easy for all legal immigrants. Not just the white and Christian ones.

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It might seem like it isn't much, but none of the other shows in late night even sniffed making a statement despite their feelings being clear. The Daily Show had some laughs with Hasan Minhaj about his fears over the ban, but the simplicity here was a nice way for Corden to set his show apart during a week when he wouldn't be live to discuss it every night.

It's not a message that's out to change your mind or make a major impact, but it is enough to say where the show stands against the ban. I did think Corden was going to join the protest for a second at the beginning of the video, but that would've been too much.

(Via The Late Late Show)

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