Barack Obama Skipped Auntie Onyango’s Funeral… Went Golfing Instead (Updated)

Gateway Pundit

Obama’s illegal alien Auntie Onyango passed away last week.

Zeituni Onyango and Nephew Barack. Onyango lives in a disabled-access flat in a South Boston slum. She has lived in public housing for 5 years. Barack Obama was aware that Zeituni Onyango, was living in the United States illegally (Rush Limbaugh photo)

Priorities.
Barack Obama skipped Auntie Zeituni Onyango’s funeral last Saturday.
He went golfing instead.
The New York Times reported, via The Weekly Standard:

After Zeituni Onyango, the woman President Obama once called Auntie, died in a South Boston nursing home this month, her closest relatives gathered her belongings at her nearby apartment. There, framed photographs of her with the president covered the wall.

Weeping before a polished wood coffin at her wake this past Saturday, they described Ms. Onyango, the half sister of the president’s father, as “the spirit of the Obama family” and talked about raising money to send her body back to Kenya. Mr. Obama helped pay funeral expenses and sent a condolence note, Ms. Onyango’s family members said, but the president did not attend, as he was golfing.

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UPDATE: Auntie Onyango was the first person to greet Obama when he visited Kenya in 1987. He was very fond of her and wrote about her several times in his book, Dreams of My Father.

“Barack, this is our Auntie Zeituni. Our father’s sister.”
“Welcome home,” Zeituni said, kissing me on both cheeks.

He was so fond of her he didn’t attend her funeral.

Obama’s Auntie Still Freeloading

The Obama File

Michael Graham says Here’s another Obama sweetheart deal you won’t see on C-SPAN.

This morning, the fate of Boston’s most infamous illegal immigrant, Zeituni Polly Onyango (also known as “Aunt Zeituni”) will be determined in a closed-door hearing.

Why in secret?  Because Auntie’s saga reveals every embarrassing truth that amnesty advocates and open-borders liberals like Mayor Tom Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick try to hide.

The most important being that illegal immigrants don’t get that way without first doing something, well, illegal.

Barack Obama’s Aunt Zeituni admits she illegally overstayed her visa.  Instead of obeying the law, she went to a judge in 2003 with a bogus request for asylum.  She was turned down.  She ignored the deportation order and instead filed an appeal.  She was told again: It’s illegal for you to stay — she’s still here.

Aunt Zeituni donated $260 to her nephew’s campaign for president — which is also against the law because she’s not a U.S. citizen.  How against the law is it?  Remember when Obama launched his unprecedented attack against the Supreme Court during his State of the Union?  His complaint was that foreigners might donate money to influence U.S. elections.

All these crimes extend from the first crime — violating our immigration laws.  It is simply impossible to stay in this country illegally without committing other crimes, like tax fraud and identity theft.

But it’s not the illegal stuff that Aunt Zeituni’s doing that’s so outrageous.  It’s what she’s apparently able to do legally and openly.

She is shamelessly — and happily — living in taxpayer-subsidized housing intended for citizens and legal immigrants.  Is there some poor American veteran living in a shelter because she’s got this apartment?  Aunt Zeituni doesn’t care — why should she?  Menino and the Boston Housing Authority don’t.

And now she’s back in court, using taxpayer resources with another bogus bid for asylum.  She says she can’t go back to Kenya because of “political turmoil.”  Sorry lady, but if that’s the basis for an appeal, nobody would have been allowed back in the White House since Scott Brown’s election.

Aunt Zeituni’s case puts the lie to the old canard that all criminal immigrants are here to work.  She gets a stipend from a city program, along with her housing.  In fact, as the Center for Immigration Studies points out, illegal immigrant households are far more likely to be on the dole than the average American.  She also highlights the obvious truth of the Heritage Foundation study that our 12 million illegal immigrants are a $2.2 trillion net drain on the taxpayers over the course of their lifetimes.

All of which ignores the most obvious and angering question: Why are Boston taxpayers stuck taking care of the law-breaking aunt of the President of the United States?

She’s got a millionaire in the family right now, one who also happens to live in public housing, by the way.  He’s got room, too.  Worst case scenario, Joe Biden can bunk with Bo.

Instead we get another secret deal that’s almost certain to keep the taxpayers on the hook.  Obama, here’s a problem you can solve with a phone call.  Get your aunt a plane ticket to Kenya, or D.C., or hey — how about Nebraska?

Call it the Ben Nelson version of immigration reform.  We pay for their Medicaid, Omaha pays for your aunt.

Obama could always put Aunt Zeituni up in his Chicago mansion — it’s currently unoccupied.

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Fate of Obama’s aunt to be fought behind closed doors

The Boston Herald.com

The illegal alien aunt of President Obama could learn this week whether she can put down roots in Boston – or start packing her bags for a one-way trip back to Kenya.

And, save for U.S. Immigration Court Judge Leonard I. Shapiro, she’ll know before anyone else. Zeituni Polly Onyango has persuaded Shapiro to bar the public from her removal proceeding Thursday morning at the John F. Kennedy Federal Building, though it’s unclear why.

“I assume (Shapiro) thought it would be a three-ring circus. She’s the aunt of the president of the United States – the most famous man in the world,” said Mike Rogers, spokesman for the Ohio law firm defending Onyango, 57, against the Department of Homeland Security.

Shapiro could not be reached for comment. However, Lauren Alder Reid of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, which speaks for the court, said closed hearings are “not uncommon.”

Reid said removal proceedings are sometimes held behind closed doors in cases of political asylum – such as Onyango is requesting – domestic abuse and security.

“The immigration judge will hear the merits of the case from both parties,” Reid said yesterday. “The judge may make a ruling from the bench, but there’s no guarantee.”

Onyango, she said, can call witnesses if she likes.

Neither Reid nor Rogers claimed any knowledge of Obama meddling on behalf of his late father’s African half-sister, and Rogers said Onyango isn’t trying “to capitalize” on family favortism.

“Everyone knows she’s related to him,” Rogers said. “It’s a no-win situation for him. He can’t get involved in this. The law has got to run its course.”

Onyango, a computer programmer, has been in the country illegally since 2004, when Shapiro ordered her to leave. Recent attempts to reach her at the South Boston housing development where she’s been living since a December 2008 stay of her deportation have been unsuccessful.

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