President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama

          In his 8 years holding the Office of the Presidency, Obama deported over 5 million people from the United States, the largest record in U.S. history thus far. In addition to expanding these numbers, Obama can be credited with the extension of family detention centers to detain women with children. The administration believed the images of women and children held by the government would act as a deterrent for families contemplating immigrating to the U.S. During his re-election bid for the presidency, Obama received donations of upwards of $100,000 dollars from Lockheed Martin, a major defense and aerospace contracting company. In 2018, Lockheed Martin would be awarded a $22 billion dollar federal contract to contribute to border security. 


References:

-Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border by John Carlos Frey

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