Obama’s Aunt Zeituni grants first public interview in US

September 23, 2010

The now infamous Kenyan Aunt Zeituni of President Barack Obama who was discovered to be living in the United States illegally shortly before the historic Presidential election has finally granted an interview with the press. Jonathan Elias of WBZTV– Boston has released the two part interview. 

Zeituni Onyango, had been living in the United States illegally since her 2000 visitor visa expired and received asylum in early 2010. (read narration of Zeituni’s stay in the US)

Somehow, Zeituni received public housing ahead of needy US citizens. She expressed in the interview that, “this country is owned by almighty God” and that “the system” took advantage of her.


Presidents’ law-breaking Aunt Zeituni gets day in court

February 9, 2010

Although not highly publicized by the mainstream media, last week Barack Obama’s Kenyan Aunt Zeituni Onyango who has been in the United States illegally since 2004 went to court regarding her continued stay in the United States. For those who have never heard of Zeituni it’s an interesting story.

Recently, I touched on the illegal immigration issue when I wrote, “Needing immigrants to do those dirty jobs.” Some of the illegals work here while others …don’t.

Today I received a note (see bottom of this post) from one of my readers reminding me that the immigration issue is still polarizing.

Zeituni’s story:

Obama’s Auntie —  a Kenyan citizen — arrived to the United States in 2000 on a tourist visa at Barack Obama‘s invitation. She never went back to Africa. In 2004, her request for asylum was rejected, and she was ordered deported. She didn’t go.

In 2008, during Obama’s run for the Presidency, a European news agency reported that Zeutini — in her mid 50’s — was living illegally in the United States. In hushed tones, the blogosphere went alive with reports that not only was Baracks favorite aunt living illegally in Boston – but she has been living in the US off of our tax dollars in public housing.

According to World Net Daily, Boston Housing Authority spokesman Bill McGonagle told the Herald she received a small stipend over the past year for working six hours a week as a volunteer resident health advocate in her complex.

Speaking with the UK Times Online outside her home in Boston, Zeituni confirmed she was Obama’s beloved “Auntie Zeituni” in his published memoir. However, she declined to answer most other questions about her relationship with the presidential contender until after the November 4 election.

“I can’t talk about it, I just pray for him, that’s all,” she said, adding: “After the 4th, I can talk to anyone.”

In November 2008 — immediately after the Presidential election — the now “lawyered up” Zeituni announced a legal fight against the 2004 deportation order.

In April 2009 Baracks’ Auntie appeared in a closed hearing in response to the two previous orders to leave the US. She was wearing a rust colored wig and using a cane.

The Judge gave her a 10-month reprieve (a stay of deportation) with a scheduled full hearing on her asylum set for February 4, 2010.

In July 2009 Zeutini told the Boston Herald in an interview that the pearls and dress she was wearing were gifts from her nephew Barack.

February 4, 2010 saw Zeituni arrive to the courthouse in a wheelchair for the closed hearing. Handicapped from the paralyzing consecuence of the autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome she is learning to walk again. The Boston Harold described the scene at the immigration hearing as an entourage of gray suits and ear pieces.

The judge gave attorneys 30 days to present final written arguments. Zeituni is allowed to stay in the US until a decision is made at the scheduled May 25 follow-up hearing.

May 14, 2010 saw the US Immigration Judge Leonard Shapiro, in Boston award asylum to the disabled, public housed Aunt Zeituni. Asylum was granted on the grounds that Zeituni had a well-founded fear of being persecuted by some members of the Kenyan government if she were returned to Kenya.

August 17, 2010 under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) the court documents were released to the public regarding the asylum case. According to the 29-page report — which is posted on Scribd, the judge made mention of a government official who leaked information regarding the aunts’ status to the press prior to the Presidential election. (apparently, this too, was Bushs’ fault)

August 19, 2010 the Kenyan Government speaks out — view YouTube video below — against the US court ruling on Zeituni Onyango stating, “…the government us unhappy with the court ruling about the Zeituni Onyango asylum case. …the allegations made against the country are not only untrue, but unrealistic to any person who understands our country.” The press release went on to say that when one seeks residency in a country one should speak the truth. Additional comments were made regarding immigration in general.

By all accounts, it seems that the Kenyan Government is the one telling the truth. It’s common knowledge that many of President Obama’s relatives not only live peacefully in Kenya, but are now celebrities. The Kenyan government connected grandmother “Sarah” Obama’s home to the national power grid and made the road leading to her village more passable since Obama’s election win.

UPDATE: September 2010 – Zeituni grants a request for an interview to WBZTV-Boston.

Zeituni is not unlike others living in this country refusing to leave.

They’re called illegal aliens.

If you recall, amnesty for illegals is on Obama’s “to do” list.

Today I received an e-mail from one of my readers:

Let me see if I got this right

If you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years hard labor.

If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely.

If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot.

If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally you will be jailed.

If you cross the Chinese border illegally you may never be heard from again.

If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed.

If you cross the Cuban border illegally you will be thrown into political prison to rot.

But, if you cross the United States border illegally you get:
 A job
 A drivers license
 Social Security card
 Welfare
 Food stamps
 Credit cards
 Subsidized rent or a loan to buy a house
 Free education
 Free health care
 A lobbyist in Washington
 Billions of dollars worth of public documents printed in your language
 The right to carry your country’s flag while you protest that you don’t get enough respect

I just wanted to make sure I had a firm grasp on the situation. ~anonymous

The person who wrote the letter above overlooked two other  things offered to the cornucopia of new US residents.

HIV-positive travelers and immigrants have been banned from entering or traveling through the United States without a special waiver since 1987. The President announced in late 2009 that he would eliminate the HIV entry ban into the United States. Obama’s new immigration: hope, change and HIV

2009 saw a Supreme Court ruling in favor of a Mexican citizen who gave his US employer counterfeit Social Security and alien registration cards containing his name but other people’s identification numbers. According to the ruling, the court has to prove a person knowingly used someone’s identification as opposed to making up a number and causing identity theft by chance. Supreme Court rules on identity theft

Home Foreclosures in Recovery, Illegals and the Rescue Bill

February 21, 2009

Home foreclosure filings in January totaled 274,399, down 10 percent from December according to RealtyTrac. The national foreclosure rate in January was one foreclosure filing for every 466 U.S. households. Read more here

Nevada’s foreclosure activity decreased from the previous month but continued to register the highest rate in the country, with one foreclosure filing for every 76 households, followed by California and Arizona. Read more here

As a sidenote — on Feb. 19 – two days after signing the $787 billion economic “stimulus” bill — ACORN members launched a new tactic in fighting foreclosures: civil disobedience,” the organization has announced in a press statement. “Participants in the ACORN Home Savers campaign nationwide will simply refuse to move out of foreclosed homes, or in some cases, will move back in. ACORN homesteaders intend to squat in their homes until a comprehensive, federal solution for people facing foreclosure is put in place.” Read more here

Is there a correlation between illegal immigrant clusters in the US and areas that suffered some of the worst foreclosures? Could some of the foreclosure numbers be from illegals?

Of the top states suffering from the highest mortgage defaults, six of those states also suffer from the highest number of illegals in the K-12 public school systems.

The nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) reached a record of 37.9 million in 2007. Immigrants account for one in eight U.S. residents, the highest level in 80 years. Read more here

Although calculations are hard to acquire,  2004 estimates of the K-12 public school system indicate that more than 15 percent of California’s students are children of illegal aliens, as are more than ten percent of the students in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada and Texas. Read more here

In Plyler v. Doe (1982), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all children who reside in the United States regardless of their immigration status, have the right to a free education. Public schools are not required to ask about a students legal status and consequently there is now a don’t ask, don’t tell mentality for fear of discrimination law suits.  Read more here

According to the Department of Homeland Security, 1,052,415 immigrants were given permanent residence in FY 2007.

Austin, TX officials in late January 2009 criticized the $2 million security program aiming surveillance cameras at the Mexico-U.S. border as “a waste of time and money” after a six-month progress report recorded just three arrests – or nearly 1,200 fewer than supporters had predicted. Read more here

As more illegal immigrants live in the U.S., the higher the poverty rate rises. Illegal Mexican aliens living in the U.S. account for 3.3 million, or 10.2 percent, of the country’s total poor population.

Illegal immigrants don’t necessarily pay taxes. Paying taxes, though sometimes tedious, is a citizen’s duty. While some may not realize it, taxes pay for many things that citizens are free to use and take advantage of every day. Theoretically, when someone does not pay their taxes, they should not have the right to use the things that taxes pay for. The problem is that illegal immigrants who don’t pay their taxes still use the programs, roadways and other services that the tax dollars pay for. Read more here

President Obama is not without immunity to the personal affects of illegal immigration. President Obama’s 56 year old Aunt Zeituni Onyango of Kenya has been living here in the United States illegally since 2003.

Onyango came to the United States in 2000 to join her son and asked for asylum in the United States.

On April 16, 2003, Boston immigration Judge Leonard I. Shapiro ordered Obama’s aunt to leave the country.

From 2003 to 2007, she lived in tax-funded low income housing in the Old Colony Development in South Boston. Later, she would live in a state-funded unit on Flaherty Way. She fled to stay with relatives in Cleveland’s African immigrant community last year when it was made known that she had been illegally in the United States since 2004. She is now said to be residing back in Boston.

Onyango received a stay of the deportation in December and will have a new hearing for asylum on April 1 in Boston. Onyango traveled to Washington for her nephew’s inauguration. News organizations observed her attending an inaugural ball with her immigration lawyer, Margaret Wong. Read more here and here.

Additionally, Obama’s 86 year old grandmother, “Mama Sara” and 15 clan members travelled to the US from Kenya to attend the inaugaration. Nostalgically, Mama Sara revealed the US Government booked her in a five-star hotel and on inauguration day, she sat a couple of rows behind the president. Read more here

To stay abreast of current immigration news read more here

To stay abreast of  immigration data read more here

Other topics of interest:
Illegal Aliens, the US Stimulus Package and the Age of Transpaarency Unveilled

Citizenship of Birth Entitlement to End

Tax Loophole Proposed

Information gathering on US citizens

Gun control legislation

Presidential term limits to vanish

Congress to meet in secret locations

Social Security Funds for Native Hawaiian Healthcare

What a Russian Newspaper had to say about our Obama