Friday, February 5, 2010


Yesterday, at the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama lectured everyone on responsibility to community and family.

Today, we read about the deportation hearing of his sick, elderly illegal alien aunt, who lives on public assistance in public housing.

Where's the family responsibility?

An immigration hearing for President Barack Obama's African aunt ended Thursday without an immediate decision in her second bid for asylum in the United States.

Kenya native Zeituni Onyango did not comment after testifying for about 2½ hours Thursday at the closed proceedings in U.S. Immigration Court.

. . . At the White House, press secretary Robert Gibbs said that the first family is not helping pay Onyango's legal fees and that the president has not spoken to her since he learned of her immigration status just days before the November 2008 elections.

"We would continue to say that everybody in this country should and must follow the law," Gibbs said. "We have not been involved at all in that hearing."

Wong also said the president has not become involved in Onyango's hearing. Asked Thursday if Obama had submitted a letter on behalf of his aunt, the attorney replied "absolutely not."

Onyango, the half-sister of Obama's late father, moved to the United States in 2000. Her first asylum request was rejected, and she was ordered deported in 2004. But she didn't leave the country and continued to live in public housing in Boston.

By the way - - Obama's relatives always seem to be half siblings and half aunts because all the men in the family except the president are polygamists (which is only news if it's about Mitt Romney's ancestors).

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