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>Feds Investigating Leak About Obama’s Aunt


The public housing complex in South Boston where Democratic presidential The public housing complex in South Boston where Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama’s illegal immigrant aunt lives.

November 3, 2008
ORLANDO – It has always amazed me how illegal immigrants can come to the U.S. and stay with impunity.

Now we know how? The government doesn’t care if they’re here or not and will not prosecute them or send them back to Africa, Mexico, or wherever they belong.

Now in an AP story this morning we learn that the “government is investigating whether any laws were broken in the disclosure that Barack Obama‘s aunt was living in the country illegally.” What’s wrong with that statement? Any laws broken because a story about an illegal alien was broken? I thought the broken law was the presence of the illegal alien, not that someone squeeled on them. So this is why we can’t get rid of those 10 million illegal aliens, now we know. It’s a crime to turn one of them in?

If that is true, it’s about time we changed some laws. Where have our crime-stopping senators and congressmen been? They’ve got it all backwards, that’s why I say we throw all incumbents out. And if it takes national term limits petition, let’s do it, and fast.

Maybe we should get one of those experienced California petetioners like Howard Jarvis of California. Remember him? The anti-tax activist? Oh, oh, can’t get him, he’s six feet under; he died in 1983 of unknown causes at age 83.

Then maybe we get the Gay Marriage Rights guy Rick Jacobs on this. All these guys are Californians, a state that has more amendments on the ballot than any other. Or maybe we get the people behind Prop 2, you know the petition they’re signing to ban the confinement of animals in a way that keeps them from being able to stand, sit, lie down, turn around and extend their limbs.

California always has a lot of propositions. Did you know that in 1996 the Golden Gate State had 30 amendments, propositions, and measures on their ballot. How do those West Coast people do it? You must have to have an IQ of 130 to live there or it must take two hours to vote.

Florida has six amendments this time and all that other stuff, the bi-lingual ballot and all. It’s difficult to read, let alone vote. They had to send us out a blank ballot this time so everyone can do their homework before voting. I will carry a completed ballot to the polls Tuesday, so that I will merely have to copy my votes down on the real ballot and not even use my brain.

Back to Obama’s half aunt from Kenya. She was ordered to leave the United States years ago after an immigration judge denied her request for asylum, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press late Friday. This person spoke on condition of anonymity because no one was authorized to discuss the case. That’s the rub. Why not discuss it, Obama isn’t president. . . yet. When and if he is, I’ll just bet she never gets sent home. It always helps to have a nephew in the White House.

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. Imagine that? She comes here for a visit and, somehow, is able to weasel out public housing. She’s already on the public dole. Before long she’ll be retiring on Social Security just like the rest of us and she’s not even an American. What’s this country coming to? What? Does Obama think we are affluent enough to carry the entire world on our tiny shoulders? Before long we’ll all be working for the U.S. Government so we can take care of Africa. Don’t laugh, that may be one of Obama’s trick propositions before long.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement asked its inspector general and the Office of Professional Responsibility on Saturday to investigate whether any policies were violated when information about Onyango’s case was publicly disclosed. Well, how nice. And while they’re at it why don’t they investigate why this woman wasn’t given a free plane ride home to Africa as well?

The Homeland Security Department, which oversees ICE, cannot disclose details about an individual’s immigration status. Again, why not? We are the host country taxpayers and you can’t tell your “masters” about the law breakers. Come on, give me a break. If that’s ICE’s attitude, I say fire the entire bunch of them and let’s get a new director. I’m sure we will when McCain or Obama comes to Washington January 20th.

Information about Onyango’s case was disclosed and confirmed by two separate sources, one a federal law enforcement official. The information they made available is known to officials in the federal government, but the AP could not establish whether anyone at a political level in the Bush administration or in the McCain campaign had been involved in its release, just five days before the presidential election. Obama’s campaign strategist David Axelrod said people are suspicious about stories that surface so close to an election. I don’t know why not. He’s known about this woman and, despite assertions to the contrary, so did Barak Obama.

Obama said Saturday he did not know his aunt was living in the United States illegally and believes that laws covering the situation should be followed. Of course, what else could he say, that he knew about her and secretly prayed that she wouldn’t be found out?

Now this next news takes the cake: “The campaign said it was returning $260 that Onyango had contributed in small increments to Obama’s presidential bid over several months. Federal election law prohibits foreigners from making political donations. Onyango listed her employer as the Boston Housing Authority and last gave $5 on Sept. 19.”

Onyango, 56, is part of Obama’s large paternal family, with many related to him by blood whom he never knew growing up. Obama’s father, Barack Obama Sr., left the future presidential nominee when the boy was 2, and they reunited only once — for a monthlong visit when Obama was 10. The elder Obama lived most of his life in Kenya, where he fathered seven other children with three other wives. He died in a car crash in 1982.

Obama was raised for the most part by his mother and her parents in Hawaii. He first met his father’s side of the family when he traveled to Africa 20 years ago. He referred to Onyango as “Auntie Zeituni” when describing the trip in his memoir, saying she was “a proud woman.”

Onyango’s refusal to leave the country would represent an administrative, noncriminal violation of immigration law, meaning such cases are handled outside the criminal court system. If that’s true, then what court presides over these illegal persons cases?

Estimates vary, but many experts believe there are more than 10 million such immigrants in the U.S. Even that figure could be conservative.