First she came into our country pretending to be a short-term visitor. Once here, she applied for asylum, a request which was rejected by a judge exercising his lawful authority. She was ordered to leave our country but instead, she went to Boston. There, she applied for--and received--welfare that she, as a non-citizen illegally in our country, was not entitled to get. She also got a publicly-subsidized apartment at a time when actual Americans in need were on waiting lists for such apartments, moving in and making herself comfortable while an American family waited for the next one to come available.
Now as much as I oppose the idea of publicly-subsidized apartments for anyone other than actual disabled individuals or the elderly, I really have a problem with someone who is not only a non-citizen but has been ordered to leave our country just getting one handed to her. However, for every one of us opposed to public housing, there is a liberal bureaucrat on the other side of the equation who gets paid to fill and manage public housing, and the more units they can acquire and fill at taxpayer expense, the larger their budget and staff becomes and the more power they have. Those people support other liberals in office and in today's culture, that means that we, the People, come in a distant second to the will of the machine.
But I digress. Returning to the illegal alien, she lived there for years, living a pretty good life. (Remember, she's from Kenya...even our public housing is the equivalent of upper-class wealth in mush of the third world.) She got food stamps--intended for poor Americans--to buy her groceries, and she got great medical care courtesy of our Medicaid program, which is also intended solely for Americans and other who are lawfully here. And she lived happily, at least until her rich nephew Barack ran for President and her presence and status here came to light.
At first there wasn't much trouble. The Democrat Party was aware of her situation but hushed it up because they wanted to win, and that's apparently worth turning a blind eye to countless wrongs. The American media sat on the story for months too, even after the London Times broadcast it to the world, refusing to talk about it because they had a dog in the fight--a dog named Barack--and they didn't want to see him lose. Obama clearly knew, but again, winning is worth more than honesty, integrity or the law, at least if you're a Democrat.
Of course once her presence was discovered, she was summarily driven to the airport and deported back to Kenya. Oh wait--no she wasn't. In fact, just before the election, then-President Bush issued a directive to ICE mandating that no fugitive aliens could be arrested and deported without approval from high-level officials, essentially ensuring that Obama's illegal-alien aunt was safe from deportation. So safe, in fact that she showed up at and was admitted to the White House for her nephew's swearing-in.
Once her nephew was in charge, she was granted another bite at the apple and allowed to apply--again--for asylum, this despite already being ordered to leave and her history of breaking our laws regularly since the last court-ordered deportation date. And this time, it seems to have worked out in her favor. She now gets to stay here and continue living off of our largess indefinitely.
CLEVELAND -- A U.S. immigration court granted asylum to President Barack Obama's African aunt, allowing her to stay in the country, her attorneys said Monday.And, like almost every other piece of information about Barack Obama and his family, it's been sealed from public review.
The decision was mailed Friday and comes three months after Kenya native Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of Obama's late father, testified at a closed hearing in Boston, where she arrived in a wheelchair and two doctors testified in support of her case.
The basis for her asylum request hadn't been made public.
Now my next question is this: Now that she's here, savoring her victory over the taxpayers and our legal system, when is her millionaire nephew--the one who keeps telling us that we have to be compassionate and care for countless others--going to start paying her bills and getting her out of public housing and off of the backs of Mr. and Mrs. America?