Saturday, November 1, 2008

An October (November) Surprise? Obama Aunt Asylum Seeker?

Obamabarack CNN reports that "A member of Barack Obama's Kenyan family living in the United States is facing a possible immigration issue: the Associated Press reports that an aunt he speaks about in his memoirs is living in the United States illegally. The AP says she remain in government housing in Boston, even though an immigration judge denied her request for asylum four years ago. . . .  CNN has not been able to independently verify her immigration status."

For the AP report that broke this story, click here

UPDATE  This is one of the hottest stories today in the blogosphere, with various concerns being raised about a posible governmental "leak" of this information to affect the election.  Click here, here, here, here, and here  One McCain campaign official even has claimed that Senator Obama is not a U.S. citizen (and thus is ineligible for the Presidency).

UPDATE  After the election, AP reported that Aunt Obama is fighting her removal from the United States.

KJ

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