By Ian Goldstein
Updated October 29, 2015 at 12:43 PM EDT
Credit: ABC

Trevor Noah sat down with Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and revealed that he was very close to being deported after he moved to the U.S.

Noah said he was performing stand-up in tiny clubs across the country when he stopped in El Paso, Texas. The Daily Show host was looking for a mall, but was instead led by Google to the Mexican border.

“I was like ‘I’m going to the mall to buy some sneakers,’ ” Noah said. “The next thing you know I’m in a group of people. I was like, ‘Oh, this mall must be very popular.’ ”

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Noah, traveling without his passport, tried turning around, but the border patrol insisted the comedian to go to Mexico.

Luckily, Google was still there to help save Noah. “The guy was going to deport me and then luckily I said ‘Google me.’ Google got me into it, but it also got me out of it.”

Watch the clip below to also hear Noah discuss the “crazy politicians” in South Africa compared to the ones in the U.S.

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