Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Refugee Status

Please reverse your executive order. These people are not refugees. Thank you.


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Phillip H.

If you are referring to people from Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala or Nicaragua, what follows is that, to label large numbers of people who inter this country without documentation due to wars, corrupt governments, and terrible famine in and around their home countries, illegal aliens! is a form of slavery, since this would systematically create an underclass. Chances are, such people would not be able to speak the language, purchase food or shelter, and as such would resort to any means necessary to survive, including, transient labor for less than the national minimum wage, and/or criminal behavior. The effect of these things undercuts the documented unemployed and legitimate businesses, over works our police forces and overcrowds our prison system. As such this country has a large population of such people, that we cannot in all good continence continue to criminalize. Otherwise building housing, feeding, and educating such people makes for good jobs. Consequently, the president’s executive order makes good since to me, and is long overdue.