obamasauntZeituni Onyango, aunt to President Barack Obama will be permitted to stay in the United States until at least next year as she awaits a chance to make her case before an immigration judge in her bid for asylum from her native Kenya.

On Wednesday a judge scheduled a hearing for Feb. 4, 2010 to hear Zeituni Onyango’s case.

Onyango did not speak after her initial appearance in U.S. Immigration Court in Boston. At the request of her attorney, the hearing was closed to the media at the request of her attorney.

Onyango, moved to the United States in 2000. Her first attempt at asylum was rejected, and an immigration judge ordered her deported in 2004. She continues to live in public housing in Boston at the tax payer’s expense. One has to assume that this is only one expense that the American public is bearing for this illegal immigrant. After all if she is living in public housing one has to wonder if she is also on food stamps, fuel assistance or Medicare.

Just imagine, somewhere tonight in the city of Boston, a single American mother with 2 children sleeps on the streets, or that a veteran who fought for our country, is taking refuge from the cold in a mission, all while the President’s aunt, whom has been here illegally for over 9 years occupies a public housing unit. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

Obama has claimed that he didn’t know his aunt was living in the United States illegally and believes that laws covering the situation should be followed.

People who seek asylum must show that they face persecution in their homeland on the basis of religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group. Kenya has been fractured by violence in recent years, but J. Patrick Kelly, an international law professor at Widener University,  said the United States views Kenya as fairly stable.

Onyango has not responded to interview requests.

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