August 18, 2010, - 12:47 pm
Barack Obama’s illegal alien aunt, Zeituni Onyango, faces no threat to life or limb nor any persecution of any sort, had she returned to her native Africa. Likely, she’d have been an honored resident in native Obamaland. But, as you know, she sought asylum and got it from a moronic liberal immigration judge.
The Black Scamela Geller: Obama’s Aunt Zeituni Did Get Special Treatment
Onyango won’t be the first or the last to game the asylum system, as I noted on this site, the Obama administration made it that much easier to do so. But the “reasoning” behind giving Ms. Onyango asylum is simply absurd and is found nowhere in immigration law and associated federal rules and regulations. (Onyango also claimed she was in poor health but look at the pic. She looks fine, kinda like the Black Scamela Geller minus the cheap, obvious hair extensions and car loan fraud schemes.)
Bush-appointed (nope, still don’t miss him yet) U.S. Immigration Judge Leonard Shapiro granted Onyango asylum because she “deserved” to stay here, since a federal government official leaked her immigration status to the news media and this would somehow make her a target in Kenya. (Read the full written decision here.) HUH??? Obama is a hero there. PUH-LEEZE.
The immigration judge who granted President Obama’s aunt asylum three months ago based his decision on the fact that an anonymous federal official had disclosed information about her immigration status to the media, a “reckless’’ act that exposed her to heightened threats of persecution in her native Kenya, according to the ruling, obtained yesterday by the Globe.
Although the grant of asylum to Zeituni Onyango in May was made public, the written decision detailing the reason for it was kept under wraps because of federal privacy laws. But the secrecy sparked accusations that she had received favorable treatment.
The decision was released yesterday through the Freedom of Information Act.
Onyango, a 58-year-old resident of Boston public housing, had tried twice to win asylum allowing her to stay in the United States and had been rejected both times. But her third attempt came under different circumstances brought about in part by an anonymous government official, according to the decision.
Hmmm . . . who was that official? We have a right to know. But we DO know that this was a Bush Administration official, as this took place in 2008. (Sorry, I still don’t miss Bush yet.) And why are government officials bringing asylum cases for Barack Obama’s relatives when all other illegal aliens have to hire immigration lawyers to fight government officials in order to stay here?
Immigration Judge Leonard I. Shapiro, who presided over her deportation case in February, said a federal law enforcement official’s public revelations about her confidential case catapulted Onyango into the spotlight in a “highly publicized and highly politicized manner’’ just days before Obama’s historic election in November 2008. The publicity and her status as Obama’s aunt are the crux of his 29-page decision.
Shapiro, a veteran immigration judge and Republican appointee, wrote harshly of the anonymous Bush administration official’s leak to the Associated Press for using confidential information for political purposes and said it was a “clear violation of federal regulations.’’
“Moreover,’’ he wrote, “the disclosure . . . was a reckless and illegal violation of her right to privacy which has exposed her to great risk.’’ . . .
Onyango came to the United States in 2000 on a “pleasure’’ trip and stayed after her visa expired the next year, according to Shapiro’s ruling. She filed for asylum in December 2002, but was denied and ordered deported. She soon reapplied but was again rejected, in 2004. . . .
In December 2008, Onyango’s lawyers persuaded the immigration court to reconsider her request for asylum. They argued that news of her attempts to gain asylum in the past would render her a “traitor’’ in Kenya and that the media had singled her out as the “illegal immigrant aunt’’ of Obama. . . .
In his ruling, Shapiro said Onyango’s testimony in February was sometimes confusing and inconsistent with what she said during her last quest for asylum six years ago. While Onyango did not prove that she suffered persecution while she lived in Kenya, he said he believed that her fear of future persecution was genuine.
Ridiculous. Ludicrous. Absurd.
This is why we will never have secure borders. Although she got special treatment for being an Obama, this is what many illegal aliens do, and a good deal of them succeed because they have judges like the moronic Judge Shapiro (appointed by Bush Republicans).
As I noted, asylum is granted only for reasons of persecution of some sort or another that the alien would allegedly endure if she is deported elsewhere. Even those who cannot return to their native countries because of those reasons are often deported to some other country. Yet, Onyango had no such reason. Instead, she’s being rewarded because a heroic whistleblower spoke out against the outrage that she remained here.
Sickening. Attention, Media Savvy Terrorists: Try to get caught by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in Boston because Judge Shapiro is your man.
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