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  • Obama’s ‘Auntie Zeituni’ pens memoir: ‘Tears of Abuse’

    05/11/2012 4:48:23 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5-11-12 | Caroline May
    Just in time to pack your beach bag with some good summer reading, President Obama’s aunt has penned a book sure to connect with a wide swath of Americans. Zeituni Onyango’s new memoir “Tears of Abuse” was released quietly in late March. The Boston Herald’s Howie Carr brought national attention to it Friday in a tongue-in-cheek column based on a fresh press release for the book. According to Carr, Onyango’s book deals with her supposed victimization in America while living off the taxpayer’s dime. “Auntie” Zeituni Onyango indentifies herself as “an advocate for peace and a writer” on her personal...
  • Dreams Of The President's Aunt Zeituni: Social Justice And The American Heart

    09/24/2010 5:24:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBZD Editorials ^ | September 24, 2010 | CORY EMBERSON
    Americans are a good people, fair-minded and compassionate. Despite Michelle Obama's condemnation of the United States as "just downright mean" while stumping for her husband in South Carolina in 2008, Americans lead the world in private charitable giving. A month after the deadly Haiti earthquake in January 2010, American charities and churches had given $409 million in aid. More than half that amount — $210 million — had been raised within five days. This spirit of charity has been demonstrated time and again, as after the 2003 earthquake in Bam, Iran, and the devastating Indian Ocean tsunamis the day after...
  • Obama's Illegal Alien Aunt Sucking Taxpayers Dry

    Zeituni Onyango's arrogance and contempt for America is breathtaking. She came illegally, lived in public housing for years, collected welfare, even got $51k in disability. And still she is angry at America. This case is beyond depressing. And it underlines what many eople see today: that in the old days, immigrants came to America to lend a hand to our growing nation. But far too many today merely come for a handout. And their arrogance and sense of entitlement is a symptom of the broken borders and lawlessness we have permitted, which lets anybody in, asks nothing of them, and...
  • Aunt Zeituni "Country Is Owned By Almighty God

    09/22/2010 7:25:02 AM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    WBZTV ^ | Sept 21, 2010 | Jonathan Elias
    Part II of Aunt Zeituni's interview
  • I’m all worked up over auntie Zeituni

    09/22/2010 12:28:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 42 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/22/10 | Howie Carr
    Forget the Statue of Liberty - we now need a statue of Auntie Zeituni, the untired, unhuddled, in fact extremely well-rested illegal alien yearning not to be free, but to live free. So here she is, the president’s half-aunt, 58 years old, “retired,” living in public housing where Americans must wait years for an opening, getting $700 a month from a system into which she never contributed. “I have been treated like Public Enemy Number One,” she told Channel 4’s Jonathan Elias the other night. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If I ever get in a...
  • Zeituni Onyango, President Obama's Kenyan aunt, says Obama didn't pull strings to keep her in US

    President Barack Obama's aun tZeituni Onyango, right, is the half-sister of Obama's late father President Obama's Kenyan aunt says her nephew didn't pull any strings to help her stay in the U.S. "Don't drag my child into this," Zeituni Onyango said in her first interview since she was granted asylum in May, apparently referring to Obama. Onyango, who lives in public housing and collects a $700 monthly disability check, also insisted "the system" took advantage of her. "I didn't take advantage of the system," she said. In the first of a two-part interview with WBZ-TV in Boston, Onyango said she...
  • Obama's Aunt Zeituni Onyango: The System Took Advantage of Me

    09/20/2010 3:50:21 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 41 replies
    See BS ^ | 5 Mins Ago
    President Obama's Aunt Zeituni Onyango lived in public housing as an illegal immigrant for a time because the "system" took advantage of her, she said in a recent interview. "I didn't ask for it; they gave it to me," Onyango said in an interview with CBS affiliate WBZ-TV, scheduled to air tonight and Tuesday night. "Ask your system," she continued, unapologetically, when asked about the situation. "I didn't create it or vote for it. Go and ask your system." Onyango, the half-sister of Mr. Obama's late father, moved from Kenya to the United States in 2000. She first applied for...
  • Kenya denies Obama's aunt would be a target if deported

    08/20/2010 2:25:10 PM PDT · by posterchild · 5 replies
    Boston.com ^ | Aug 20, 2010 | David Abel
    Kenya's government expressed anger today about a ruling by an immigration court in Boston that granted asylum to President Barack Obama's aunt after she declared she could be targeted by members of Kenya's government if deported. Government spokesman Alfred Mutua told The Associated Press that the case of Zeituni Onyango was an embarrassment and said the allegations made against Kenya were untrue and unrealistic. "It has become a habit for Kenyans seeking asylum in other countries to lie. Her case is an embarrassment to this country and President Obama," Mutua said. "We are not looking for her. The government does...
  • Boston judge blasts leak in Obama aunt asylum case

    08/17/2010 2:08:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 17, 2010
    BOSTON (AP) -- A judge in Boston who granted asylum to President Barack Obama's African aunt ruled she deserved to stay in the United States because a federal government official leaked her status to a news organization. U.S. Immigration Judge Leonard Shapiro granted asylum to Zeituni Onyango (zay-TUH'-nee awn-YAHN'-goh) in May. His written decision was released this week through the Freedom of Information Act and first was reported by The Boston Globe. The judge found a federal government official disclosed Onyango's immigration status and her relationship to Obama to The Associated Press three days before the 2008 presidential election. He...
  • Rep. Steve King...Calls for Obama's Aunt to Testify About Being Granted Asylum

    06/15/2010 10:28:24 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 20 replies · 447+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 14, 2010 3:11 PM | Brian Montopoli
    Congressman Steve King, an Iowa Republican, today requested that President Obama's aunt, Zeituni Onyango, testify before the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law in order to address "the public perception that favoritism played a role in the grant of asylum to Ms. Onyango." In a letter to the chair of the subcommittee, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, King writes that "[i]n order to better determine whether favoritism played a role - especially because Ms. Onyango had been earlier turned down for asylum and ordered deported in 2004 before her nephew became president - the Subcommittee needs to...
  • Obama’s Aunt Is Granted Asylum

    BOSTON — An immigration judge has granted asylum to President Obama’s aunt and will allow her to stay in the United States, her lawyers said Monday. She could become a citizen in about six years. Zeituni Onyango, 57, who lives in public housing in Boston, is the half-sister of Mr. Obama’s late father and is from Kenya. She moved to the United States in 2000 on a valid visa and has been seeking asylum since 2002. Judge Leonard Shapiro, an immigration judge in Boston, reached his decision in the long-running case on Friday. Her lawyers announced the decision Monday at...
  • U.S. Legislative Immigration Update (Border security cut 30%, money to jail criminal aliens cut 20%)

    02/09/2010 8:17:05 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 8 replies · 292+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 2-9-10 | FAIRUS.org
    SBI is a critical element of the larger DHS-CBP effort to increase border security, which includes construction of the border fence. Last year, Congress approved $800 million to fund SBI through FY2010. President Obama is requesting only $574 million for this program in his FY2011 budget, a $226 million cut. (FY2011 Budget Request Appendix: DHS)." --snip-- "The administration has also requested only $330 million for SCAAP - a federal program administered through the Department of Justice that helps states pay for the incarceration of criminal aliens. (FY2011 Budget Request: DOJ). Congress recently cut the annual funding level for SCAAP from...
  • Asylum hearing for Obama aunt ends with no ruling

    02/04/2010 12:20:39 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 521+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 4, 2010 | DENISE LAVOIEA
    BOSTON (AP) - An immigration hearing for President Barack Obama's African aunt has ended without an immediate decision in her bid for asylum. Kenya native Zeituni Onyango (zay-TUH'-nee awn-YAHN'-goh) testified for about two-and-a-half hours Thursday at the closed proceedings in U.S. Immigration Court. Two doctors also testified in support of the case her lawyer said includes medical reasons to stay in the U.S. Attorneys for Onyango and the government have 30 days to file closing briefs. The hearing could continue on May 25 if the judge does not issue a ruling before then.
  • Obama aunt anguished by separation

    12/01/2009 6:20:44 AM PST · by rellimpank · 19 replies · 1,157+ views
    AP ^ | 01 dec 09
    --link only--as it is an AP story, I'm not sure about posting--
  • Obama's Aunt Resurfaces in Boston Public Housing (Is Obama's aunt getting free healthcare?)

    08/09/2009 3:16:43 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 92 replies · 6,240+ views
    fox news ^ | 7/31/2009 | fox news
    President Obama's Kenyan aunt has returned to public housing in South Boston as she awaits a deportation hearing early next year, the Boston Herald reported Friday. Zeituni Polly Onyango, the half-sister of Obama's father, been staying with relatives in Cleveland but moved back to Boston late last year. She moved into her current complex this month. "Beggars can't be choosers," Onyango, 57, told the newspaper Thursday. She wore a sleeveless dress she said her nephew bought her years before his rise to the most powerful office in the land.
  • Deportation hearing for Obama's illegal immigrant aunt set for April 1st

    03/26/2009 3:27:32 PM PDT · by fiodora · 24 replies · 579+ views
    Baltimore Republican Examiner ^ | March 26, 6:02 AM | Sean O'Donnel
    Boston, Ma. – Zeituni Onyango, aunt of President Obama and illegal immigrant from Kenya, is scheduled for a deportation hearing on April 1. Since being ordered deported in 2004, Onyango has resided in the U.S. illegally; living five years in Boston's taxpayer-funded public housing. This will be the third effort by the 56 year-old to avoid deportation. Onyango came to the U.S. in 2002, seeking political asylum from the violence in Kenya. President Obama stated that he hasn’t been involved in the matter and that it should be resolved the same way as any other case. Some critics of the...
  • Back in Boston, Obama's aunt fighting deportation

    03/24/2009 6:23:56 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 30 replies · 1,007+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 03/24/2009 | Maria Scacchetti
    President Barack Obama's aunt, a Kenyan immigrant who ignited controversy last year for living in the United States illegally, has returned to her quiet apartment in a Boston public housing project to prepare for an April 1 deportation hearing that will be closed to the public. Zeituni Onyango, a tall, frail-looking woman in her late 50s who walks with a cane, had fled Boston to stay with relatives in Cleveland last fall after media attention erupted over her case. She was spotted at Obama's inaugural festivities in January and, according to neighbors, returned to Boston a few weeks ago for...
  • Obama's Aunt Must Be Deported

    02/07/2009 11:35:12 AM PST · by fiodora · 14 replies · 803+ views
    Phoenix New Times ^ | Monday, Feb. 2 2009 @ 4:25PM | Ray Stern
    An anti-illegal-immigration political group is calling on Barack Obama today to deport his aunt, Zeituni Onyango, who apparently remains an illegal immigrant fugitive from justice in Cleveland. Americans for Legal Immigration posted its "public demand" on its Web site, basically telling Obama he's a hypocrite if he won't have his aunt arrested and removed to her native Kenya: "Actions speak louder than words, Mr. President," said William Gheen. "If you do not execute the deportation order for your aunt, then your lip service about the Rule of Law is no CHANGE from George Bush." The 56-year-old Onyanga was found living...
  • Group Calls On Obama To Deport Aunt

    02/04/2009 10:09:26 AM PST · by pissant · 19 replies · 888+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/4/09 | staff
    BOSTON -- A national group is calling on President Barack Obama to deport his aunt, an illegal immigrant who was living in Boston. The Americans for Legal Immigration PAC filed an arrest request with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Monday and issued a public demand for Obama to deport Zeituni Onyango. Onyango is currently under a court's order to leave the country or be deported, according to ALI-PAC. Onyango is currently living in Ohio and has vowed to fight against being deported. Four years ago, an immigration judge instructed her to leave the country after her request for asylum from her...
  • Obama's illegal aunt seeks asylum

    01/28/2009 7:08:59 PM PST · by lowbridge · 67 replies · 2,163+ views
    WND ^ | January 28, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    President Barack Obama's illegal alien aunt has enlisted the help of an immigration lawyer to help her win asylum and stay in the United States. Margaret Wong and Associates is representing Zeituni Onyango, the 56-year-old Kenyan half-sister of Obama's deceased father, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Onyango and her lawyer are scheduled to attend an immigration hearing in Boston on April 1. "The judge will be looking at evidence that they may not have been aware of four years ago," Michael Rogers, spokesman for Wong, told the newspaper. "Wong is optimistic. We would have preferred to not conduct this case...
  • Fugitive Obama aunt apparent target in go-easy directive

    01/26/2009 11:11:06 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies · 864+ views
    kvoa.com ^ | January 26, 2009 | n/a
    A rule quietly imposed by the Bush administration right before Barack Obama was elected president remains in place. It requires immigration agents to get approval from higher-ups before arresting fugitives in cases where the arrest might generate what Homeland Security terms "negative media or congressional interest." The department's directive was issued October 31st, hours before The Associated Press disclosed the illegal status of Obama's aunt from Kenya. Zeituni Onyango (zay-TUH'-nee awn-YAHN'-goh), was instructed to leave the country four years ago but never left. She spent time in Boston and is now reportedly living in Cleveland. She's fighting deportation and was...
  • Gov't worried about media interest in Obama's aunt

    01/26/2009 4:58:36 AM PST · by nuconvert · 49 replies · 1,972+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department still is requiring high-level approval before federal immigration agents can arrest fugitives, a rule quietly imposed by the Bush administration days before the election of Barack Obama, whose aunt has been living in the United States illegally.
  • Partying in D.C.: Illegal alien/deportation fugitive Aunti Zeituni Onyango

    01/21/2009 4:49:47 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies · 989+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | January 20, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Well, isn’t this special? After overstaying her visa, ignoring a federal deportation order for years, escaping apprehension in Boston, and taking refuge in Cleveland, the destitute illegal alien aunt of Barack Obama somehow found her way to Washington, D.C., for her nephew’s inauguration. Federal immigration officials couldn’t find her, but she was spotted by several media outlets and partygoers around the Beltway. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported: Ohio Democrats put aside the state’s financial troubles and cold weather Sunday night to celebrate its part in electing Barack Obama to the White House. Just a few blocks from Obama’s soon-to-be residence,...
  • Many illegal immigrants live in public housing

    01/01/2009 11:39:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,518+ views
    No one knows how many thousands of illegal immigrants live in public housing at a time when hundreds of thousands of citizens and legal residents are stuck waiting years for a spot. The issue made headlines in November with news that an aunt of President-elect Barack Obama was living in Boston public housing while in the country illegally. At last word, that woman's attorney said she was staying with relatives in Cleveland and would fight a deportation order.
  • Obamas may come out of woodwork

    12/31/2008 7:33:30 AM PST · by bluerose · 20 replies · 889+ views
    Politico.Com ^ | 12/29/08 | DANIEL LIBIT
    Obamas may come out of woodwork: Just days before the election, the media focused briefly on the news that Barack Obama's paternal aunt was living illegally in public housing in Boston. While the story didn’t get much traction, it offered a glimpse of things to come: With the spotlight shining so hard on the next president, distant family members are likely to get caught up in the glare. The Obama family tree, by contrast, is a veritable ancestral Banyan, with roots and branches extending to four continents. There are many half-siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles. That means there may be...
  • Obama's Ability to Help Illegal Immigrant Aunt May be Limited

    11/14/2008 4:57:35 PM PST · by AuntB · 20 replies · 700+ views
    Fox ^ | Nov. 12, 2008 | Fox
    Zeituni Onyango was ordered to leave the country in 2004 by an immigration judge who rejected her request for asylum from her native Kenya. Her illegal-immigrant status was revealed to the public days before Obama's election on November 4, and now she is fighting the deportation order. Contrary to popular opinion, Obama will not have executive power to unilaterally grant her, or anyone, legal immigration status when he becomes president. His only course of action would be to appeal to Congress to file a private bill providing citizenship. But for President Obama, it would be an avenue dotted with pitfalls....
  • 500K illegal immigrants defying deportation orders

    11/14/2008 1:03:51 PM PST · by SmithL · 34 replies · 918+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/14/8 | DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press Writer
    BOSTON, (AP) -- Zeituni Onyango came to the United States seeking asylum from her native Kenya but was turned down and ordered to leave the country in 2004. Four years later, she is still here. And her nephew is about to become president of the United States. Onyango's family connection to Barack Obama has thrown a spotlight on a phenomenon many Americans might find startling: An estimated half-million immigrants are living in the United States in defiance of deportation orders.
  • Obama’s illegal alien auntie: The rest of the story

    11/12/2008 12:25:30 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 41 replies · 569+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 11/12/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    According to my sources, the Bush administration issued a 72-hour cease-and-desist order to all fugitive apprehension teams to spare Obama embarrassment over his Kenyan half-aunt, Zeituni Onyango.
  • Obama's aunt moves to Cleveland, mulls options in deportation fight

    11/07/2008 7:30:05 PM PST · by bitt · 80 replies · 2,378+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 7, 2008 | Maria Sacchetti
    President-elect Barack Obama's aunt is in hiding with relatives in Cleveland and mulling her options to fight a deportation order, according to her immigration lawyer. Margaret W. Wong, a lawyer in Cleveland, issued a statement saying Zeituni Onyango did not wish to comment further. The 56-year-old half-sister of Obama's late father had said she would speak to a reporter after the election, but instead declined to comment and fled her apartment in the Boston Housing Authority for Ohio. "Her wish is for this matter to remain private," Wong said in a statement. "She is in Cleveland with close family members...
  • Obama's Illegal Alien Auntie Onyango Fights Deportation

    11/09/2008 11:20:11 AM PST · by AuntB · 9 replies · 1,205+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov. 9, 2008 | Gateway Pundit
    Obama knew his dear Auntie Onyango was here illegally. Obama said he supported his Dear Auntie's deportation before the election. Zeituni Onyango and Nephew Barack. 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) Obama's dear illegal alien Auntie Onyango is on the lam. She fled her publically funded housing in Boston and is hiding out with relatives in Cleveland. FOX News reported: President-elect Barack Obama's aunt intends to fight a deportation order and hopes to remain in the...
  • Obama's aunt to fight to stay in US

    11/07/2008 12:57:14 PM PST · by soycd · 40 replies · 1,654+ views
    President-elect Obama's aunt intends to fight a deportation order and remain in the United States, her immigration lawyer said Friday. The Associated Press found that Zeituni Onyango (zay-TUHN on-YANG-oh), 56, is staying with relatives in Cleveland after fleeing her public housing apartment in Boston. She had been living there five years.
  • Obama's illegal aunt disappears, not seen for days

    11/07/2008 10:16:55 AM PST · by AuntB · 34 replies · 1,493+ views
    News Cottage ^ | Nov. 7, 2008 | Bobbi Lea
    Caught up in a controversy over her immigration status, Barack Obama’s aunt hasn’t been seen at the South Boston housing project where she lives for days, neighbors say. Zeituni Onyango, a quiet 56-year-old Kenyan native, lived in total obscurity until a week ago when The Times of London reported that she was Obama’s aunt. She is the half-sister of Obama’s father, Barack Obama Sr. and is believed to be the “Aunti Zeituni” in Obama’s memoir, “Dreams From My Father.” Two women who know Onyango and live in the same housing complex off West Broadway said they hadn’t seen Onyango in...
  • Bush admin. makes immigration strides in 2008

    11/06/2008 4:39:48 PM PST · by kenavi · 18 replies · 889+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/6/08 | Eileen Sullivan
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. government arrested and deported record numbers of illegal immigrants — nearly 350,000 — in the past year, authorities say. It has also naturalized a record number of new Americans during the same time period, more than 1 million. Bush administration officials consider these to be great accomplishments within a system that President-elect Obama calls "broken and overwhelmed" on his transition Web site.
  • Boston Housing Agency Barred from Checking Obama’s Aunt’s Immigrant Status

    11/04/2008 7:04:33 AM PST · by kellynla · 31 replies · 1,802+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | November 04, 2008 | Tiffany Gabbay
    CNSNews.com) - A loophole in a Massachusetts state law has allowed Zeituni Onyango - Barack Obama’s aunt and an illegal immigrant - to live in state-funded public housing in Boston since 2003, even though a federal immigration judge ordered Onyango to leave the country in 2004 after her request for asylum was denied. The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) told CNSNews.com that illegal immigrants like Onyango can qualify for the state-funded housing in Massachusetts because, unlike federally funded programs, Massachusetts forbids the BHA from even asking about an applicant’s immigration status.
  • Another Fat Lie: Illegal Aunt under (Obama) Campaign Protection

    11/03/2008 6:01:41 PM PST · by pissant · 15 replies · 968+ views
    Texas Darlin ^ | 11/3/08 | Texas Darlin
    WHAT? Didn’t Barack just tell us that he didn’t know Auntie was here illegally? Sure. Just like he didn’t know Tony Rezko was a crook. Never heard Reverend Wright say anything offensive. Never knew that BFF’s Bill & Bernardine were indicted domestic terrorists. Didn’t know Cousin Odinga vowed to institute Sharia Law. Didn’t know that Rashid Khalidi hated Israel… Barack doesn’t KNOW how to tell the truth! From The American Spectator: Senior aides to Sen. Barack Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick were aware that Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, was living in the United States illegally and in a South...
  • Aunt Zeituni's Protectors

    11/03/2008 5:00:01 PM PST · by PBRCat · 21 replies · 967+ views
    American Spectator ^ | November 30, 2008 | The Prowler
    ALL IN THE FAMILY Senior aides to Sen. Barack Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick were aware that Obama's aunt, Zeituni Onyango, was living in the United States illegally and in a South Boston public-housing project, and were monitoring her at the request of senior Obama campaign officials, according to a current employee for Obama's key political consulting firm, AKP&D Message and Media. Back in early 2007, as Obama's chief campaign strategist David Axelrod was organizing and planning the Obama campaign, he identified Obama's unique family situation -- a number of half-brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, some living overseas -- as...
  • Smith and Obama: Illegal Workers and an 'Illegal Aunt'

    11/03/2008 3:49:33 PM PST · by AuntB · 4 replies · 286+ views
    willamette week ^ | Nov. 3, 2008 | James Pitkin
    The weekend's AP report about Barack Obama's "illegal aunt" brought to mind this WW series about Sen. Gordon Smith's company in Eastern Oregon hiring undocumented immigrants. There are some key differences. The timing of the report on Obama, just 72 hours before Election Day, raised suspicions it's a Republican stink bomb. While Smith called our cover story a "slimeball," it certainly did not involve a leak that may have violated federal law. But in both stories, illegal immigration is the central issue. And in both cases, the candidate's defense is essentially the same: I didn't know, and the law should...
  • Obama's Kenyan sister stranded in U.S.

    11/02/2008 11:25:11 AM PST · by steve0 · 60 replies · 8,155+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 08, 2008
    <p>Violent political unrest in Kenya has prevented the half-sister of Sen. Barack Obama from returning to her native African homeland after visiting the United States during the Iowa caucus campaign, WND has learned. Auma Obama is now stranded in New Hampshire and indefinitely in the U.S., according to U.S. security officials involved with the presidential campaign.</p>
  • Leak Regarding Obama's [The Kenyan's] Aunt Endangers Her

    11/02/2008 8:44:08 PM PST · by solfour · 62 replies · 3,246+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 11/2/08 | Daphne Eviatar
    By now, most people have heard about The Associated Press report that Sen. Barack Obama has a distant aunt –- his deceased father’s half-sister -– living in Boston who is an undocumented alien. They may also know that Zeituni Onyango, from Kenya, was denied political asylum by an immigration judge four years ago. As Josh Micah Marshall at Talking Points Memo reported Saturday, Rep John Conyers (D-Mich), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee wrote an angry letter to Michael Chertoff, secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security, saying the disclosure, by at least one “federal law enforcement official,” according to...
  • Obama on His Aunt (There's Plenty of Room Under the Bus!)

    11/02/2008 8:53:39 PM PST · by PhatHead · 13 replies · 669+ views
    CBS ^ | 2 November 2008 | Katie Couric
    "I haven't been able to get in touch with her..."
  • Game Over:Obama just had another Dukakis moment

    11/02/2008 8:02:20 PM PST · by steve0 · 98 replies · 8,818+ views
    CBS ^ | Katie Couric
    Remember why Dukakis lost? Now Obama has gone and done it. He was in a tough position but at least he could have mentioned that I love my Aunt she is a Kenyan and my family will help her return or I will enforce the law but in this case I will get her a lawyer to appeal and we will accept the final word of the court on her appeal or some spin like that. Here he was on CBS http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4564157n However, when Bernard Shaw, the moderator of the debate, asked Dukakis, "Governor, if Kitty Dukakis [his wife] were...
  • How Many Laws Can One Break ?

    11/02/2008 6:27:00 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 10 replies · 592+ views
    NRO ^ | November 02, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Mr. Obama's Aunt Zeituni will not be a major campaign issue—compared to other last minute disclosures such as Obama's frightening boast about coal that now produces half of our nation's electricity: "If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted." Yet in retrospect Aunt Zeituni will prove emblematic and raise a few disturbing questions (aside from the ethical matter of someone who was highlighted in a cameo fashion in his memoir as proof of his...
  • Obama's Aunt, an Illegal Alien Living in Public Housing, Contributed to His Presidential Campaign

    11/02/2008 6:29:12 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 11 replies · 423+ views
    CNSNews ^ | Saturday, November 01, 2008 | Nedra Pickler, Associated Press
    Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said Saturday he didn't know his aunt was living in the United States illegally and believes that laws covering the situation should be followed. The Associated Press found that Obama's aunt had been instructed to leave the country four years ago by an immigration judge who rejected her request for asylum from her native Kenya. The woman, Zeituni Onyango (zay-TUHN on-YANG-oh), is living in public housing in Boston and is the half-sister of Obama's late father.
  • Feds investigating leak about Obama's aunt

    11/02/2008 11:34:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies · 1,556+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/2/2008 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON – The government is investigating whether any laws were broken involving details about the disclosure that Barack Obama's aunt was living in the country illegally. The Associated Press learned late Friday learned that Obama's half aunt, who is from Kenya, was ordered to leave the United States years ago after an immigration judge denied her request for asylum. The woman, Zeituni Onyango (zay-TUHN on-YANG-oh), is living in public housing in Boston and is the half-sister of Obama's late father. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement asked its inspector general and the Office of Professional Responsibility on Saturday to investigate whether...
  • Whatever it takes to win! (I did not have a close relationship with that aunt, Onyango!)

    11/02/2008 4:42:54 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 23 replies · 773+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 11/2/08 | Henry Lamb
    The foundation of Marxist philosophy is: "From each according to ability; to each according to need." The foundation of Marxist tactics is: "The end justifies the means." In election terms, this means "whatever it takes to win." The Obama campaign is an ardent believer in both. Continues...=========================================================== I did not have a close relationship with that aunt, Onyango! The totally objective and non-partisan "news" site Politico.com rushed to raise "questions" about the "timing" of reports that Obama's illegal alien aunt Onyango is living here . . . illegally, crying that such reports are "an unwelcome diversion" for the Obama campaign...
  • Boston Housing Authority: Aunt Zeituni OK by federal rules(Uber Gag Alert)

    11/02/2008 5:33:37 AM PST · by Leisler · 37 replies · 907+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, November 2, | Laura Crimaldi
    A Boston Housing Authority official said yesterday the agency was never notified of a deportation order issued for Barack Obama’s aunt, who has been living in federal- and state-funded public housing in South Boston since 2003. BHA Deputy Director William McGonagle said Zeituni Onyango, 56, a native of Kenya, met the criteria to live in federally funded housing when she applied in 2003. The Associated Press reported yesterday that an immigration judge instructed Onyango to leave the country in 2004 after her asylum request was denied. “The deportation order, based on my understanding, based on what I’ve read in the...
  • Obama's Aunt Living in U.S. Illegally ( More info on "Auntie Zeituni" )

    11/01/2008 5:18:58 AM PDT · by kellynla · 72 replies · 1,903+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | November 01, 2008 | staff
    Barack Obama's aunt, revealed this week to be dwelling in a Boston slum, is living in the United States illegally, refusing to leave the U.S. for her Kenyan homeland when a judge rejected her request for asylum four years ago, the Associated Press is reporting. A person familiar with the case told AP that 56-year-old Zeituni Onyango was told to leave America by a U.S. immigration judge in 2004. Two separate sources, one of them a federal law enforcement official, disclosed and confirmed information about the deportation case. Speaking to a reporter with the London Times, outside her home, Zeituni...
  • Neither camp concerned about issue of Obama's aunt (but the American people are!)

    11/02/2008 6:30:12 AM PST · by tobyhill · 38 replies · 1,232+ views
    la times ^ | 11/2/2008 | la times (news hiders)
    A top advisor to Barack Obama on Saturday shrugged off the potential impact of a report that one of the Democratic nominee's Kenyan aunts is an illegal immigrant living in Boston. "I think people are suspicious about stories that surface in the last 72 hours of a campaign, and they're going to put it in that context," said David Axelrod, Obama's chief strategist.
  • Denver Ch 20/9 News-Illegal aunt story

    11/01/2008 8:36:12 PM PDT · by 5by5 · 35 replies · 1,774+ views
    Denver Ch 20/9News | Nov. 1, 2008 | local news broadcast
    9:00 News on Denver Channel 20/9News campaign segment concluded with the AP report of Obama's illegal aunt. The story concluded with the Obama campaign's written response that Obama didn't know her status and that all applicable laws should be followed.
  • Auntie Zeituni Onyango Photo: Obama Aunt is in the U.S. Illegally

    11/01/2008 4:51:35 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 64 replies · 2,642+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | Nov.1,2008 | Mike Baron
    Zeituni Onyango in Senator Barack Obama's long-lost half-aunt. Onyango was discovered living in public housing in Boston earlier this week and is in the U.S. illegally, according to a Associated Press report on Friday. While 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama has lived one version of the American dream that has taken him to the steps of the White House, his Kenyan aunt and uncle, immigrants who live living in modest circumstances in Boston a few miles from where he studied at Harvard, have quite the contrasting American story. The Obama campaign did confirm to the Times of London in...