Obama’s Kenyan aunt is in the United States illegally according to the Associated Press. If this is true shouldn’t she be deported?
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.
Information about the deportation case was disclosed and confirmed by two separate sources, one of them a federal law enforcment 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.
This brings into question Obama’s aunt’s contributions to the Obama campaign as well. While it is legal for holders of green cards to give to a political campaign in the US. It is illegal for non-green card holders to do so. Barack should give back her donations.
Update: The contribution amount is $260.