Obama's aunt can stay in U.S., judge rules

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    Washington (CNN) -- President Obama's aunt from Kenya can stay in the United States, a U.S. immigration judge has ruled, ending a six-year-plus legal battle over her status.

    Judge Leonard Shapiro made the decision Friday, court officials said. Two government sources confirmed Monday that the ruling will give legal status to Zeituni Onyango, 57, allowing her to remain in the country.

    Onyango's attorneys held a press conference on the matter Monday afternoon in Ohio.

    Onyango, who is the half-sister of the president's late father, applied for political asylum in 2002 due to violence in her native Kenya. She was a legal resident of the United States at the time and had received a Social Security card a year earlier.

    Onyango's asylum request was turned down in 2004. She appealed the rejection of her request twice but was denied each time and ordered to leave the country.

    Obama's aunt can stay in U.S., judge rules - CNN.com
     
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    "The president believes that the case should run its ordinary course," an official said.

    But of course - suuuuuuuuuuuuuure!!! NO favoritism here.
     
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    Denied 3 times and ordered to leave the country. Nephew becomes president. Welcome to America nice lady! Totally impartial...[​IMG]
     
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    It seems Obama is his brother's and sister's keeper but not his aunt's

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    There was never any doubt in my mind.
     
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    He's a deadbeat nephew.

    He's a multimillionaire and he wants us taxpayers to foot the bill for Auntie Toona.
     
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    csbarry I'm just getting started!

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    This is why judges should be elected to a term of not more than four years, and not appointed. The practice of appointing any official, in any capacity, breeds corruption. You couldn't ask for a better example. :neutral:
     
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    In other words, the only way there could possibly be a "just" outcome without favoritism in your mind would be to deport her. Yet....deporting her could mean going overboard in the other direction - trying not to show "favortism"...ah the complications.

    Maybe this was simply the right decision without political interference.
     

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