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Old 02-08-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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For anyone to believe that the fact that this is Obama's aunt has nothing to do with her ability to stay is eithe naive or simply ignorant of political forces. They will not deport the Aunt of the President of the USA. To do so would be career suicide. They will let the dust settle and rely on our notorious short term memory, then quietly grant perm. resident status.
Now us common folks who would love to bring a family member over can wait and agonize and in effect go pound sand. That is the reality of this situation.
The woman was ordered to leave and refused. What more need be said?
Now she gets to stay even though she defied the order to leave.
Can you just imagine the furor by the pro-amnesty crowd if Obama does allow her to stay? They will throw that in his face and demand amnesty for all their relatives and friends also or call him a hypocrite. Obama will be treading on thin ice for sure.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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Can you just imagine the furor by the pro-amnesty crowd if Obama does allow her to stay? They will throw that in his face and demand amnesty for all their relatives and friends also or call him a hypocrite. Obama will be treading on thin ice for sure.
And that is what makes this so dangerous. Do it for one we need to do it for everyone.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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i liked this quote for a double standard:

She went to the US in 2000 and was ordered out in 2004 after an asylum request was rejected, but she did not leave.

“She really wants to stay in America,” said her lawyer, Margaret Wong, according to the New York Daily News.

of course she does, but what good are laws in our country if we are going to allow people to randomly choose which ones they will obey, especially if they are "connected"?
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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BUCKING TO STAY IN U.S.: President Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Polly Onyango, 57, relaxes outside her South Boston apartment last July while wearing pearls and a dress her nephew gave her.
Can i have a martini?
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:35 PM
 
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And that is what makes this so dangerous. Do it for one we need to do it for everyone.
I think that is exactly why Omaba hasn't done it. He knows what those demands will by the pro-amnesty crowd and he also knows that he would be committing political suicide if he caved into them. He is caught between a rock and a hard place on this issue with his aunt.
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:56 PM
 
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here is something else that should make a working american's blood pressure rise:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/23/ny...ies.html?fta=yFourteen immigrants who were in the country illegally when their relatives were killed in the World Trade Center attacks are still waiting to gain permanent residency, and their lawyer said their tenuous immigration status could be imperiled if Congress does not act.

But Representative Carolyn Maloney, the sponsor of a bill that would grant green cards to the immigrants, said she had been building bipartisan support for the legislation and hoped it would pass Congress’s current session.

“It’s a gradual process, we’re picking up support, we’re trying to move it,” said Ms. Maloney, who sponsored two earlier versions of the bill, both of which died in the House. “I’ve been talking with my Republican colleagues, answering questions, making sure they’re comfortable with the bill and understand that it affects only this very small group of people.”

The 14 are the spouses or children of workers who were killed when the twin towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001, many of them while on the job at the Windows on the World restaurant. All received payments from the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund ranging from $875,000 to $4.1 million, but because they are in the country illegally, they have lived in fear of being deported.

they have already received up to 4.1 million taxpayer dollars for an illegal act.

who says that crime does not pay in this country?

add to that statements like this one:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/11/us/11student.html
Behind Mr. Padilla’s case — and others in Florida of students who fought off deportation — is activism by young immigrants, many of them illegal, which has become increasingly public and coordinated across the country, linked by Web sites, text messages and a network of advocacy groups. Spurred by President Obama’s promises of legislation to grant them legal status, and frustration that their lives have stalled without it, young illegal immigrants are joining street protests despite the risk of being identified by immigration agents.

they even have special legislation to benefit them specifically:
The Chicago City Council passed a resolution calling for a stay of his deportation and five members of Congress from Illinois came out in support of his cause. One of them was Representative Jan Schakowsky, a Democrat, who offered a private bill to cancel his removal.

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