President Barack Obama's aunt, Zeituni Onyango. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

President Barack Obama's aunt, Zeituni Onyango. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

As the debate rages about illegal immigration, the suspicion that a well-connected immigrant may get special treatment dogs the president.

President Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, has been living in Boston public housing for years despite being turned down for asylum twice during the decade she’s been in the U.S. illegally.

We are now learning that the immigration judge who finally gave her asylum earlier this year did so because of what he called the reckless release of information about her by an anonymous Bush administration official.

The judge, a republican appointee, says that violated Onyango’s privacy and made her a target in her homeland of Kenya.

So, she gets to stay to get a green card and a Boston public housing apartment.

The White House insists the president had nothing to do with any of it.

Onyango is the half-sister of Obama’s late father who died in a car crash in 1982.

The president met Onyango during a trip to Kenya in 1988 and included her in his 1995 memoir, “Dreams from My Father.’’

Comments (2)
  1. Paula Foglietta says:

    NOthing surprises me about the BUSH administration. They are all a bunch of cads…. Everyone still praises Bush. Too bad he couldn’t run for another 4 years….Maybe we could have 2 or 3 more wars…What do you think?

    1. Living the high life on the Left Coast says:

      what do I think… Well for the record Paula I am NOT a fan of Bush but then again what does this story say about the Bush administration? Nothing that I see. for those of us that encourage less hate and more tolerance, you only hurt your cause when you bring hate to this party.

      Paula, Relax a little, after all now that Obama’s in charge we’ll all be rich by 2012.

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