The Legacy of Obama's Illegal Alien Aunt

Zeituni Onyango, President Obama's illegal alien aunt, died this week of cancer and other complications. I hope she rests in peace. America, however, should be up in arms. Auntie Zeituni is an enduring symbol of all that is wrong with this country's immigration "policy" -- or rather, its complete lack of a coherent, enforceable system of laws and rules that puts the national interest first. She was a beneficiary of the welfare state run amok, enabled by bipartisan fecklessness. To the bitter end, she bit the hand that fed her with predictable ingratitude and metastatic entitlement.

Zeituni's 14-year illegal overstay is a reminder that our temporary visa program is an abysmal joke. Like millions of foreign students, business people and tourists to this country, Auntie Zeituni obtained a short-term visitor visa in 2000. It had an expiration date. She was supposed to go back to Kenya in two years after traveling here with her son, who had been accepted at a college in Boston.

But like millions of other "temporary" visa overstayers, Auntie Zeituni never went home. And despite billions spent on homeland security and immigration enforcement, no one ever went looking for her to kick her out of the country after her time was up.

Auntie Zeituni had no job skills, no special talent, no compelling reason to keep her here in America as an asset to our culture or our economy. She didn't value the American Dream. She was a dependency nightmare. She collected $700 a month in welfare benefits and disability payments totaling $51,000. Somehow, Auntie Zeituni also drummed up money to apply for asylum and finagled her way into both federal and state public housing in Boston.

She contributed nothing to this country. The only "work" she did was gaming the system, complaining about her lot and blaming everyone else for her problems while they subsidized her 14-year illegal overstay.

Auntie Zeituni's ridiculous asylum application and what happened afterward are reminders that our asylum and deportation systems are appalling jokes. Auntie Zeituni's bogus request was rejected by the immigration court system. A judge ordered her to return to Kenya in 2003. She appealed. She lost. A judge again ordered her to leave in 2004.


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commented 2014-04-11 22:04:09 -0400 · Flag
JcD writes:

not to worry Rand Paul will make it all go away
commented 2014-04-11 22:03:26 -0400 · Flag
B.P. writes:

Outrageous!!! Obama’s aunt is the nightmare version of the third-world socialist entitlement-whore who comes to the rich West and feels it is her “human right” to have the host country’s citizens support her…what a family.

One question…why didn’t Baraka – a millionaire – deem it appropriate to either deport or support his woman? Why have the American taxpayer finance her and her lawyers and her existence while she fights to stay illegally in the U.S.? The man is as shallow and putrid as a puddle of poodle-piss.
commented 2014-04-11 22:02:25 -0400 · Flag
VBM writes:

This is as frustrating a read as there is…..