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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.
Originally posted by DarthChrisious
You know...there are more important issues facing this country than whether or not a man's aunt is here legally or illegally. Let's try and keep our eyes on the ball here.
It was not immediately clear how Onyango might have qualified for public housing with a standing deportation order.
Actually, illegal immigration is a pretty important issue.
Originally posted by harvib
I think the point being made is that it is absurd that individuals may actually use this allegation to form a decision. People need to focus on a candidate’s policies and proposals and not allow themselves to be distracted by allegations that have zero significance. Just my humble opinion.
If he hasn't taken the time to check his OWN background
he should at the VERY least, know if his relatives are living in the USA. And if they are, that they are here with the proper legal paperwork.
Originally posted by harvibHow is his Aunt's background his? What does ones Aunt have to do with one's ability to run a Country?
Why? Why do you feel this to be a candidate’s responsibility? I am having trouble understanding how this has any significance.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says he did not know that one of his Kenyan relatives was living in the United States illegally and believes the appropriate laws should be followed.
The campaign said it was returning 260 dollars that Ms Onyango had contributed in small increments to Mr Obama's presidential bid over several months.
feel so sorry for this woman. She was just living her life and asked for her privacy and now she may be booted out of her life and back to Kenya...
Onyango was instructed to leave the country by a U.S. immigration judge who denied her asylum request, a person familiar with the matter told the AP. This person spoke on condition of anonymity because no one was authorized to discuss Onyango's case.
It was unclear why her request was rejected in 2004. A spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Kelly Nantel, said the government does not comment on an individual's citizenship status or immigration case.
Information about the deportation case was disclosed and confirmed by two separate sources, one a federal law enforcement official.
Originally posted by Jemison
I have to ask .... do you feel sorry for Joe the plumber as well?
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I feel kind of sorry for the guy to tell you the truth.
Originally posted by deathhasnosound
reply to post by intrepid
For a canadian you sure are interested in US politics.
And it is very clear who's side you're on.
I would expect more from a mod