It's bad enough that she came into our country on a tourist visa and overstayed it deliberately, ignoring an order to leave by a judge of our courts and moving into a public housing apartment intended for Americans AND applying for--and getting--social security payments despite never having worked a day in her life here or contributing dollar one into our government coffers, but now she's giving interviews in which she says that we owe her just because she managed to get here, and furthermore, we're lousy because we haven't done enough for her.
But again, it's not her fault. She was an innocent victim of our system.
"If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen." Those are the words from 58-year-old Zeituni Onyango of Kenya in a recent exclusive interview with WBZ-TV.
Onyango is the aunt of President Barack Obama. She lived in the United States illegally for years, receiving public assistance in Boston.
Aunt Zeituni, as she has come to be known, first surfaced in the public light in 2008, in the final days of the Presidential election. Then-candidate Obama said that he was not against the possible deportation of his aunt. "If she has violated laws, then those laws have to be obeyed," he told CBS's Katie Couric. "We are a nation of laws."
Onyango had violated the law, and she knew it.
"I knew I had overstayed" she told WBZ-TV's Jonathan Elias when the two sat down one-on-one.
For two years Onyango said she lived in a homeless shelter, before she was assigned public housing despite thousands of legal residents also awaiting assistance. "I didn't take any advantage of the system. The system took advantage of me."I guess the system just magically filled out those applications for public housing and welfare assistance in her name, and signed her signatures, too. I mean, she says that she didn't ask for it, so someone else must have filled out those applications, filed them, and appeared when summoned.
"I didn't ask for it; they gave it to me. Ask your system. I didn't create it or vote for it. Go and ask your system," she said unapologetically.
In 2004 a judge ordered Zeituni Onyango out of the country, but she never left. She stayed, hiding in plain sight. In 2005 she attended her nephew's swearing in as the junior Senator of Illinois. In 2008 she was invited to, and traveled to D.C. for President Obama's inauguration.Yeah, right. Obama didn't know where she was, yet somehow he managed to get invitations to her to attend both of those high-profile events. So we're supposed to believe anything else that she says now? I'm thinking not.
However her nephew, she says, never pulled any strings for her.
"Listen. Obama did not know my whereabouts."
Onyango hired a top immigration lawyer from Cleveland to help fight her case. We asked how she afforded that lawyer, when she claimed poverty.OK, I'm all about turning to God for help, but I'm not aware of His keeping top-tier law firms on retainer. I do know that He tells us to respect and obey government authority though, and that would seem to include the federal judge who, in 2004, told her to leave our country.
"When you believe in Jesus Christ and almighty God, my help comes from heaven," she responded.
When asked about cutting in line ahead of those who have paid into the system she answered plainly, "I don't mind. You can take that house. I will be on the street with the homeless."And that's in large part because most of us resent paying your every bill for all these years while an actual American family in need goes without that apartment. So let's do as she dares us and take that house. And while we're at it, let's stop paying her so-called "disability" payments, too.
"To me America's dream became America's worst nightmare," she said adamantly. "I have been treated like public enemy number one."
Yeah. That'll happen...
She is still living in South Boston public housing, unemployed, and collecting about $700 a month in disability, she says. And now, Zeituni Onlyango is in this country legally.Yeah, just like he never knew where she was. Right.
In May 2010, Onyango's case went back before the same judge who ordered her out of the country in 2004. This time she was granted asylum in the United States.
Did her nephew, the President of the United States influence that immigration judge? "No influence at all, from nobody, from nowhere," Onyango said.
But if that's not already enough to make every American madder than a legless Ethiopian watching a donut roll down a hill, she gives another interview in which she insists again that we owe her just because we're who we are.
President Barack Obama’s aunt says she has no reason to apologize for accepting public housing and other government assistance even though she hasn’t contributed to the system.So even though her nephew tells the world that we're not a Christian nation, this woman has no problem invoking God over and over again to buttress her illegal actions and outright theft of American tax dollars.
Zeituni Onyango said in an interview with WBZ-TV that the United States is supposed to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
"This country is owned by almighty God," she said in her first interview since being granted asylum in May. "You people who preach Jesus Christ, almighty God, and the rest of it, you are here to help people, help the poor, help other countries and help women. That’s what the United States is supposed to do."
And she's not only unremorseful, she's gloating.
"It’s a great country," she said of the U.S. "It’s nice to live here. You can do whatever you want when you live here."
Yeah...if you're here illegally and related to a Democrat!