A Boston Housing Authority director says Barack Obama’s aunt, a Kenyan woman who has lived in public housing for five years, is an “exemplary resident” and only recently did anyone know of her connection to the presidential contender.
Obama’s campaign spokesman Reid Cherlin confirmed to the Herald yesterday that Zeituni Onyango, 56, who lives on Flaherty Way in South Boston, is Obama’s aunt on his father’s side.
Onyango, a Kenyan native, is believed to be the “Aunti Zeituni” in Obama’s memoir, “Dreams From My Father.”
But that's just the tip of it. It seems she is not here in this country, legally.
Barack Obama's aunt, a Kenyan woman who has been quietly living in public housing in Boston, is in the United States illegally after an immigration judge rejected her request for asylum four years ago, The Associated Press has learned.
Zeituni Onyango, 56, referred to as "Aunti Zeituni" in Obama's memoir, was instructed to leave the United States by a U.S. immigration judge who denied her asylum request, a person familiar with the matter told the AP late Friday. This person spoke on condition of anonymity because no one was authorized to discuss Onyango's case.
And if you think that's all that is illegal about this situation, let's have a look at this from the AP.
According to Federal Election Commission documents filed by the Obama campaign, Onyango has contributed $260 to Obama over a period of time. Under federal election law, only U.S. citizens or green-card holders are legally permitted to give money to campaigns. Onyango, who listed her employer as the Boston Housing Authority, gave in small increments to the Obama campaign. Her latest contribution was $5 on Sept. 19.
Obama has an aunt living in squalor in a federal housing unit, she lives here illegally, and she illegally donates money to a US Presidential campaign. That pretty much sums it up doesn't it? He runs for President, wanting to take hard working people's money to "spread the wealth around", and wants to use our money to help his own flesh and blood. That's compassion for you, that's class for you. That's a socialist, for you.
Of course, Obama will say this is just another diversion created by the GOP smear machine. It's a diversion alright, but it's called diverting a campaign donation from a higher income source, through a lower income source, to make it look like average individuals are making up the lion's share of campaign cash collected.
Well fellow blogosphere inhabitants, you have your October Surprise. Run well with it, the finish line is in sight.