The Obamas are her only family in the United States.
Now that is a SERIOUS problem. Obama will not pay for her treatment; he knows you have been, even before Obamacare. What treatment, you ask? Read on.
If Obama Aunt Zeituni Onyango was a Marxist, or a terrorist like Bill Ayers, she would be resting easy like the rest of them inside the Obama White House tonight.
If Auntie Zeituni was only a Maoist, she would be in like Flynn. She would have a cabinet position. If Obama auntie Zeituni was a soldier of Allah, she would be resting easy in the White House tonight, loading up. But Obama doesn’t want women posing as soldiers of Allah.
Auntie Zeituni is only an aunt of Obama. Sorry, no cigar, Auntie Zeituni Onyango. Being an aunt of Obama surely is more important than being one his impoverished, and estranged, half-brothers. Nope; it’s not even as good.
Story here: AP Exclusive: Obama aunt anguished by separation
BOSTON – President Barack Obama’s aunt buried her face in her hands and sobbed as she described her anguish over no longer having contact with him and his family after the revelation she had been living illegally for years in the United States in public housing.
Zeituni Onyango (zay-TUH’-nee awn-YAHN’-goh) told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview that she is troubled that her immigration woes have made her a political liability to her nephew.
Onyango, the half sister of Obama’s late father, said she has exiled herself from the family after attending Obama’s inauguration because she didn’t want to become fodder for his foes. Obama and his family have not reached out to her either, she said.
“Before, we were family. But right now, there is a lot of politics, and me, I am not interested in any politics at all,” said Onyango, whose appeal for asylum from her native Kenya is before an immigration judge in Boston.
The Obamas are her only family in the United States, she said.
“It is very sad when such a thing happens. There are people, outsiders, you know, they come in between, they divide a family,” she said last week. “It’s not easy.”
Onyango, 57, is protective of Obama and said she never asked him to intervene in her case and didn’t tell him about her immigration difficulties.
“I carry my own cross,” she said. “He has nothing to do with my problem.”
The White House said Obama has had no involvement in his aunt’s case and believes it should run its ordinary course.
Onyango helped care for the president’s half brothers and sister while living with Barack Obama Sr. in Kenya. She moved to the United States in 2000 and applied for asylum in 2002, but her request was rejected and she was ordered deported in 2004.
However, she did not leave the country and continued to live in public housing in Boston. She had been a health care volunteer but not since her status became public. She refused to discuss how she affords to live now or who is paying for her attorney.
Onyango said she previously had no trouble visiting Obama when he was a state senator in Illinois or after he became a U.S. senator, though she declined to discuss details of how often she had contact with Obama and his family. Her tiny apartment in a modest subsidized public housing complex for seniors and the disabled is adorned with photographs of her with Obama at the Illinois Statehouse, the president’s official portrait, his family, the inauguration, her children and African wildlife.
She is disabled and learning to walk again after being paralyzed for more than three months because of an autoimmune disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome.
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