Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Surprise! Obama's Illegal Alien Aunt Gets To Stick Around For Awhile

A real shocker, no? I mean, let's get serious. Do you think we'll ever see the day when a blood relative of the President of the United States gets deported? Sure, it'd make for great theater and fantastic news coverage as she sits in traffic on her way to Logan Airport and tearfully departs back to parts unknown, but face it, it's never going to happen, so why even go through this charade?
President Barack Obama’s aunt, who has been living illegally in the U.S. for years, can stay in the United States until next year while her effort to fight deportation makes its way through the court system, according to a spokesman for her attorney.

Zeituni Onyango, 56, the half-sister of Obama’s late father, was ordered to leave the country in 2004, but never left. Instead, the Kenyan native made a quiet life for herself in two different South Boston housing projects while her nephew rose to national prominence.

International news stories late last year about her immigration status put her in the national spotlight and she has since renewed her efforts to fight deportation.

A hearing on an appeal of her deportation was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. today at the John F. Kennedy Federal Building in Boston, which houses the Boston Immigration Court. Onyango apparently managed to avoid reporters and photographers who had camped out outside the building. She left just before 9 a.m.

Immigration Judge Leonard Shapiro scheduled a second hearing on her case for Feb. 4, 2010, said Mike Rogers, a spokesman for Onyango’s immigration attorney, Margaret Wong.

The proceedings are closed to the public.
The woman is still living on the dole in public housing. The least the wealthy Obama and his wife could do is throw her a few bucks and put her up in some decent housing. Apparently, they don't care, compassionate liberals that they are. After all, Obama's half brother, George Hussein Obama, is still living in his hut in Kenya getting by on $12 a month while Barack lives large in luxury.

Update: Michelle Malkin suggests Auntie is waiting for Shamnesty. Excellent point. Whatever the case, she's not going anywhere.

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