Obama's Illegal Auntie Will Be Allowed to Stay in US For Now
Obama’s illegal immigrant Auntie Zeituni Onyango moved back living in her taxpayer-funded apartment in Boston last week.
Today she had a scheduled hearing in front of an immigration judge.
Zeituni Onyango and her nephew Barack Obama back when he traveled to Kenya in his 20’s. Onyango lives in a disabled-access flat in a South Boston slum. She has lived in public housing for 5 years. She even illegally donated to Obama’s campaign. (Rush Limbaugh photo)
Auntie Onyango gets to stay in the US for at least another year.
My Way News reported:
President Barack Obama’s aunt will be allowed to remain in the United States until at least next year as she awaits a chance to make her case before an immigration judge in her bid for asylum from her native Kenya.
A judge on Wednesday scheduled a hearing for Feb. 4, 2010 date to hear Zeituni Onyango’s (zay-TUH’-nee awn-YAHN’-goh) case.
Onyango did not speak after her initial appearance in U.S. Immigration Court in Boston. The hearing was closed to the media at the request of her attorney.
She wore a curly red wig and said nothing as she was led away from court under federal protection.
Onyango, 56, the half-sister of Obama’s late father, moved to the United States in 2000. Her first bid for asylum was rejected, and an immigration judge ordered her deported in 2004. She continues to live in public housing in Boston.
Obama has said that he didn’t know his aunt was living in the United States illegally and believes that laws covering the situation should be followed
People who seek asylum must show that they face persecution in their homeland on the basis of religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group. Kenya has been fractured by violence in recent years, but J. Patrick Kelly, an international law professor at Widener University, said the United States views Kenya as fairly stable.
In the meantime it looks like she will live comfortably in her taxpayer-funded apartment.