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  • 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 ^ | November 04, 2008 | Tiffany Gabbay - 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 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.
  • Once Again Senator Obama Needs to Come Clean with the Latino Community Regarding Illegal Immigration

    11/01/2008 5:08:01 PM PDT · by AuntB · 11 replies · 503+ views
    Market Watch/Latinos for Reform ^ | Nov. 1, 2008 | Latinos for Reform
    Latinos for Reform (LFR) called on Senator Barack Obama to come clean with the American people, and particularly with the Latino community regarding the issue of his aunt, who has been in the U.S. illegally for four years now. "We have no doubts that Senator Obama is once again hiding the truth from the American people when it comes to the story of his aunt," said LFR Chairman Robert Deposada. "For crying out loud, everyone would agree that when people in other countries have relatives in government, it is a common practice to contact them for assistance when they have...
  • Barack Obama's 'Auntie Zeituni' made illegal contributions to his campaign

    11/01/2008 4:32:20 PM PDT · by Fred · 14 replies · 890+ views
    Times ^ | 110108 | James Bone
    snips Zeituni Onyango, 56, the half-sister of Mr Obama's Kenyan father, gave a total of $260 to the Obama campaign during the third quarter of this year, records show. US election rules require that individuals making presidential campaign contributions be US citizens, and political campaigns are required to make "best efforts" to verify that, a FEC spokesman said. The AP reports that Ms Onyango is living in the United States illegally after an immigration judge rejected her request for asylum four years ago. Ms Onyango was the first Kenyan relative to welcome Mr Obama on his first visit to his...
  • Obama's final weekend marred by 'illegal' aunt

    11/01/2008 5:24:01 PM PDT · by AuntB · 59 replies · 1,747+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Nov. 1, 2008 | Paul Harris in New York and Gaby Hinsliff
    Barack Obama's campaign to become the first black American President was rocked yesterday, only 72 hours before election day, by the revelation that his aunt is an illegal immigrant in the US. News about Obama's relative is a chance for the McCain campaign to generate some last-minute negative headlines about Obama. Four years ago Zeituni Onyango, 56, who is mentioned in Obama's personal memoir, was instructed by a court to leave the country after being denied political asylum. However, she now lives in local authority housing in Boston. Illegal immigration is a political minefield in US politics and the story...