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Apr. 11, 2014

Onyango’s Dependency Nightmare

Malkin on Obama’s illegal alien aunt.

Michelle Malkin: “Zeituni Onyango, President Obama’s illegal alien aunt, died this week of cancer and other complications. … Zeituni’s 14-year illegal overstay is a reminder that our temporary visa program is an abysmal joke. Like millions of foreign students, business people and tourists to this country, Auntie Zeituni obtained a short-term visitor visa in 2000. It had an expiration date. … But like millions of other ‘temporary’ visa overstayers, Auntie Zeituni never went home. … She was a dependency nightmare. She collected $700 a month in welfare benefits and disability payments totaling $51,000. Somehow, Auntie Zeituni also drummed up money to apply for asylum and finagled her way into both federal and state public housing in Boston. … Auntie Zeituni’s ridiculous asylum application and what happened afterward are reminders that our asylum and deportation systems are appalling jokes. … Auntie Zeituni’s story is a disgraceful reminder that the only thing worse than the ingrates thumbing their noses at our immigration laws are the people in power on both sides of the aisle enabling them.”

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