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  • Amid Politics, Obama Drifted Away From Kin

    04/23/2014 12:21:40 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 22, 2014 | JASON HOROWITZ
    After Zeituni Onyango, the woman President Obama once called Auntie, died in a South Boston nursing home this month, her closest relatives gathered her belongings at her nearby apartment. There, framed photographs of her with the president covered the wall. Weeping before a polished wood coffin at her wake this past Saturday, they described Ms. Onyango, the half sister of the president’s father, as “the spirit of the Obama family” and talked about raising money to send her body back to Kenya. Mr. Obama helped pay funeral expenses and sent a condolence note, Ms. Onyango’s family members said, but the...
  • President Obama chipped in money for his aunt's burial costs but skipped funeral to go golfing

    04/23/2014 11:58:04 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 23, 2014 | By Francesca Chambers
    President Barack Obama's paternal aunt Zeituni Onyango died earlier this month from respiratory issues and breast cancer Her funeral was held on Saturday in Boston, Massachusetts, but the President did not attend Instead, he went golfing with White House aides In 2001 when then-Illinois State Senator Barack Obama's first child was born, it was Obama's aunt Kenyan aunt Zeituni Onyango who stepped in to help new parents Barack and Michelle. Onyango, who had moved to the United States the year before on a visa, took care of baby Sasha and kept the Obama's Chicago home in tidy order. After Onyango,...
  • Barrack Obama’s Aunt Burial Set for Thursday

    04/20/2014 4:48:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 53 replies
    Standard ^ | Sunday, April 20, 2014 | Lawrence Aluru
    Kisumu, Kenya: Mama Sarah Obama has announced the date of her daughter’s burial. Zeituni Onyango who died in the US will be laid to rest at Kisumu County’s Muslim Cemetery on April 24. The late Zeituni’s body will arrive early morning on Thursday at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, will be flown to Kisumu and then taken to the mosque for prayers.
  • Obama aunt who stayed in US illegally dies at 61

    04/08/2014 3:43:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies
    AP/Washington Times ^ | 4/8/2014 | DENISE LAVOIE
    President Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango, who was denied asylum in the United States but stayed illegally for years, died Tuesday at age 61. Onyango, whose immigration status was reported by The Associated Press days before Obama’s election in 2008, had been treated in recent months for cancer and respiratory problems, Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong said. She died in a Boston rehabilitation center, said Wong, who represented her in her immigration case. Onyango, a half-sister of Obama’s late father, moved from Kenya to the U.S. in 2000 and was denied asylum by an immigration judge in 2004. She remained in...
  • Obama's aunt angry at Trump (Now she claims family got letter from BHO Sr. in Hawaii)

    04/11/2011 8:55:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2,196 replies · 1+ views
    WHDH-TV / CNN ^ | April 11, 2011
    BOSTON - Barack Obama's aunt, Zeituni Onyango, says Donald Trump disrespected her family by questioning the president's birthplace. Trump quoted Obama's grandmother when she claimed to have witnessed Barack Obama's birth in Kenya, and Onyango says that is not true.....
  • Obama's aunt says US obligated to make her citizen ( Hurl Alert!!!)

    09/21/2010 11:59:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies · 2+ views
    AP News ^ | September 21, 2010
    BOSTON – President Barack Obama's aunt, who lived for years illegally in Boston before being granted asylum in May, said the United States has an "obligation" to grant her citizenship. "If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen," Zeituni Onyango told WBZ-TV in an interview that first aired Monday.
  • Video- Obama’s Aunt: ‘The System Took Advantage Of Me’

    09/21/2010 8:06:14 AM PDT · by · 12 replies
    Zeituni Onyango, President Obama’s Aunt, sat down for an exclusive interview with WBZ TV in which she said “If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen.” Onyango lived in the United States illegally for years, while receiving public assistance in Boston. “I knew I had overstayed”, she continued.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Judge rules Obama's (ILLEGAL ALIEN) aunt can stay in U.S. (IMPEACH THE JUDGE AND IMPEACH OBAMA)

    05/17/2010 11:33:11 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 56 replies · 1,541+ views
    cnn ^ | 5/17/2010 | cnn
    <p>President Barack Obama's Kenyan aunt can stay in the United States, a U.S. immigration judge has ruled, ending a more than six-year legal battle over her status.</p> <p>Judge Leonard Shapiro made the decision Friday, court officials told CNN. Two government sources confirmed Monday that the ruling will give legal status to Zeituni Onyango, allowing her to remain in the country.</p>
  • Obama Must Deport His Aunt

    02/06/2009 1:16:49 PM PST · by library user · 4 replies · 531+ views
    The Land of the Free ^ | February 06, 2009
    The national organization, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, is filing an arrest request with Immigration and Customs Enforcement today and issuing a public demand for President Obama to honor his rhetoric about the Rule of Law by deporting his aunt Zeituni Onyango. Zeituni Onyango is an illegal immigrant, who is currently under a court’s order to leave the country or be deported, and has been living in taxpayer subsidized housing in Boston for five years. She is currently a fugitive from justice and is staying with friends in Cleveland vowing to fight against being deported now that her nephew is...
  • Obama's Aunt Issued Stay In Deportation Case

    01/29/2009 4:15:04 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 33 replies · 1,754+ views
    NewsNet5 ^ | 1/28/09
    CLEVELAND -- The aunt of President Barack Obama, who was living in Cleveland for a time, will get to stay in the United States for now. A judge issued a stay in the deportation case of Zeituni Onyango, 56. She fled to Cleveland from Boston last year when it was made known that she had been illegally in the United States since
  • 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.
  • Obama aunt may live in Boston (campaign declined to comment or acknowledge a relationship)

    10/29/2008 11:34:11 PM PDT · by Fred · 13 replies · 1,247+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 103008 | Adrian Walker, Michael Levenson, and Sally Jacobs
    Barack Obama's story, spanning from his mother's roots in Kansas to his father's in Kenya and his childhood spent in Hawaii and Indonesia, has been well chronicled and a central part of his allure as a candidate who transcends national and racial lines. But one small part might have remained largely hidden from public view. In a first-floor apartment of a brick public housing complex on a side street in South Boston lives a woman who city officials believe is Obama's aunt. Her name is Zeituni Onyango, as in the "Auntie Zeituni" in one of his books, a polite and...