We all experience good times and bad times in life. The Obama administration was no exception during its 8-year presidency.
Below are recaps of how citizens like yourself really felt about his term.
What was your take on his time in office?
1. Immigration Issues
“It’s absolutely vital that we bring those families out of the shadows and that we give them the opportunity to travel a pathway to citizenship,” Obama back in 2007 while he was still a U.S. senator.
Immigration groups had named him as the “Deporter in Chief” after banishing almost 2 million people with his immigration orders amid 2009 and 2015. In these numbers, immigrant families were not included, as the U.S. Immigrants and Customs Enforcement main focus was on criminals or individuals who were previously convicted of a crime.
Government data revealed that the Obama administration had deported more people that the sum of all the 20th century presidents. How true could this be and how significant was it to you?
2. Travel and Vacation Expenses
Records obtained from the U.S. Secret Service revealed that the Obama had spent over $10 million a year for family vacations which are summed up to roughly $96 million after 8 years. Where did the money spent come from? Well, taxpayers footed the bill for the high-priced trips which included the annual Hawaiian vacation trip for the holidays.
There were a total of 28 vacations covering a total of 217 days where the president was out of office. Can you imagine how big the expenses incurred must have been? Not to mention the political travel expenses which are not included in the said number?