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.


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Interesting but what does this have to do with the election the news is four years old

Posted by: Mike | Nov 1, 2008 8:33:36 AM

All animals are equal...but some animals are more equal than others.

Posted by: Peter Chan | Nov 1, 2008 1:58:00 PM

If anyone thinks Obama is going to push for CIR once he is elected, he or she is sadly mistaken. Clinton gave us IIRIRA. Obama, because he is an egotistical megalomaniac, will be dragged kicking and screaming to this brierpatch.

Posted by: David Torres | Nov 2, 2008 8:29:07 AM

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