Joe Guzzardi, FloydReports.com
This is a cautionary tale about three of President Obama’s family members—the president, his “Uncle Omar” (Onyango Obama), and his Aunt Zeituni Onyango. To follow the story completely, readers should be current on President Obama’s administrative amnesty, which he sprung on an unsuspecting and incredulous public just before he departed for Martha’s Vineyard.
Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano define his new policy, now in effect, as an ICE evaluation of 300,000 cases involving aliens in deportation proceedings to determine whether they are hardened criminals, and therefore a risk to public safety, or “low priority” offenders. The latter are released.
At a speech she delivered at the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation and the University of Arkansas’ Clinton School of Public Service, Napolitano brazenly summarized the revised immigration guidelines as “common sense” wherein “nobody is getting a free pass.”
Actually, the policy is idiotic, harmful, and defies Obama’s sworn Constitutional obligation to uphold the nation’s laws.
Furthermore, for Obama to release illegal aliens just weeks before 9/11’s tenth anniversary is a callous display of indifference to the victims’ families. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, 12 of 48 terrorists involved in the plotting and carrying out of the murderous attacks were illegal aliens. Because of the discreet profile they maintained during the days leading up to 9/11, using the current Obama-Napolitano standards they would have been described as “low priority.”
Ditto for Auntie Zeituni. While Zeituni didn’t pose a criminal threat, she fraudulently tapped into a social services pool that drained scarce public resources.
First ordered deported in 2004 after overstaying a visa issued in 2000, Zeituni lived in public housing, which is supposed to be available only to citizens, and collected $700 in monthly disability checks. But an unidentified benefactor interceded and hired famous immigration lawyer Margaret Wong to represent Zeituni in her efforts to remain in this country. The unsurprising result: a Boston federal judge stayed Zeituni’s deportation order. In 2010, Zeituni was granted political asylum and is now a legal U.S. resident.
Only the most optimistic expect a different result from Uncle Omar’s case. Like his sister, Omar ignored….