Barack Obama's favorite "Auntie Zeituni" has just received a free ride from the taxpayers thanks to an immigration judge. Of course, she has been getting a free ride in Massachusetts for years after she overstayed her tourist visa in 2000 and ignored a deportation order in 2004. By all accounts she got free housing, free medical care, and free cash for simply evading American immigration law. Oh yeah, she was a "health care advocate" for a while - getting paid to get other deadbeats to sign up for free medical care in Boston - and she even made an illegal contribution to Barack's presidential campaign with some of her welfare bucks.
Now however, Aunt Zeituni is "legal" How can that be you ask? Well, she was granted "asylum," but Zeituni and her lawyers are not describing the exact circumstances:
The basis for her asylum request was never made public. People who seek asylum must show that they face persecution in their homeland on the basis of religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group.
“The asylum process is confidential and she wants to keep it that way, so we can’t get into details on why the judge granted asylum or the exact basis for her claim,” said her attorney Scott Bratton. He added: “She doesn’t want people to feel sorry for her.”
More like, they don't want people to be outraged.
Another lawyer, Margaret Wong of Cleveland, said last year that Onyango first applied for asylum “due to violence in Kenya.” The East African nation is fractured by cycles of electoral violence every five years.
On that basis, any illegal alien from Kenya can claim asylum. Heck, any illegal alien from Africa and the rest of the Third World can get a free ride. There were also suggestions that she needed medical treatment which includes just about everyone as well too. It makes you wonder exactly what an illegal alien has to do to actually get sent home? I'm sure having a President of the United States as a nephew didn't hurt though.
Speaking of which, Aunt Zeituni used to pal around a lot with Barack when he was in Chicago:
Onyango said she previously had no trouble visiting Obama when he was a state senator in Illinois or after he became a U.S. senator, though she declined to discuss details of how often she had contact with Obama and his family. [but her apartment is] adorned with photographs of her with Obama at the Illinois Statehouse...
All that ended when her status become public, but now why not get Aunt Zeituni back in the Obama social orbit now that she's legal? Here's a thought - Zeituni has that snappy green dress that Barack bought her:
Why not invite her to tonight's Wetback Ball at the White House for Mexican President Calderon? It promises to be a swell shindig and Zeituni could be the belle of the ball with her story of triumph over the unfair US immigration laws that kept her hassling her when she was just trying to get her fair share of US taxpayer loot. I'm sure President Calderon could sympathize with that.