She is the aunt of the President of the United States.
Five years ago Aunt Zeituni ignored deportation orders back to her native Kenya. In the past she cited violence in Kenya as her need for asylum in the United States. If that will be the same reason stated now is not known.
The situation is an uncomfortable one for her nephew, the President.
President Obama, could have some influence in the case, “some” (wink, wink) but if he did interject himself into the case, he would most likely be accused of having undue influence. But if he doesn’t do anything…..anything that wasn’t illegal, what kind of nephew would he be?
Well, no one knows who is paying for he legal representation, so maybe the President is helping his Aunt financially. He does have a little dough you know. He has a lot more than his brother, George.
George Hussein Onyango Obama lives in Kenya on one dollar a month.
Despite his wealthy and powerful brother who sits in the Oval Office and sleeps in the White House, George remains unaffected. He still struggles on a dollar a month. Neither he or Aunt Zeituni even got an invitation to Barack Obama’s inaugural.
Just knowing that Barack has an aunt in America that he leaves hanging and aKenyan brother that he leaves to live in a life of poverty speaks for itself. In fact it speaks volumes.
Barack Obama loves poverty. It is how he made a name for himself as a “community organizer” who went on to represent one of Chicago’s poorest senate districts in the Illinois State Legislature. His representation of these people provide for the stuff that American dreams are born out of. The championing of the underprivileged. And no one makes it a better story than Barack Obama. But does his story ever conclude with an ounce of his having actually achieved a victory or at least an improvement for the underdog?
While representing the people living in the slums of his district, Barack’s tenure in the state senate did little to change conditions in those slums. In fact most of his activity pertaining to those slums swirls around a friend and contributor to his campaign, Tony Rezko, the now arrested Chicago slum lord.
Just as Barack makes mention of his brother George in his book, Barrack refers to his days as a community organizer for the people of his Chicago district. He often refers to the citizens of the slums that he represents as the “less fortunate” and goes into a glorious speech about all that he will do for them as President.
Yet what has he done for them? He organized them, for what we still do not know. He represented them in the state senate and yet the slums he served are still slums. There is not an ounce of improvement that his representation and so-called leadership has brought to these people. But he mentions them often.
Much like George Hussein Onyango Obama, these people he once represented are no better off for knowing him or for his touted leadership of them. Much like George, the poverty stricken people Obama has known and made a career off of, are just fodder for his grandiose speeches of hope and the facing of challenges.
And so today, Aunt Zeituni, an illegal immigrant, sits in deportation court awaiting to hear her fate and her nephew, the President finds himself in a difficult position. If he intervenes in the case, whether he does so in a proper way or not, he will be accused of tampering with the case. If he doesn’t do anything, he will be seen at the very least, as a bad nephew.
In the end, maybe that lack of any valid birth certificate of his own will be the deciding factor in whether or not President Obama get’s involved.
As for Aunt Zeituni, the judge overseeing her “closed door” hearing could rule on her fate right from the bench or make a determination at a later date.