President Obama’s aunt appealed her order for deportation today, extending her time living in public housing in Boston for at least another 10 months.
According to Fox News, Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, lost her bid for asylum over four years ago, but has continued to live illegally in the United States.
To the President’s credit, he said that the laws regarding her situation should be followed. This does, however add to a growing list of individuals close to the President who have somewhat shady backgrounds. There’s the Treasury Secretary who didn’t pay his taxes, or the Homeland Security director who was the Governor of the state with the highest kidnapping rate in the world.
What’s next? Ex CEO of Peanut Corp. of America for the head of the FDA? Cheech Marin (of Cheech and Chong) for the head of the DEA? Hillary for Secretary of State? Oh, wait.
Seems to me that these problems are more than just a simple oversight. If the President is willing to overlook certain issues from the backgrounds of his nominees, one has to wonder what else he’s overlooking.