You read that correctly. POTUS has an aunt and uncle in the country illegally (shocking right?). They do not live together (the aunt and uncle that is). The uncle, "Uncle Omar" from POTUS' book "Dreams of My Father," was known to come to the U.S. in the 1960's. The family lost touch until recently when Uncle Omar ran a stop sign, nearly crashed into a police officer and was evidently (allegedly) drinking and driving. Uncle Omar insisted it was the police officer's fault for failing to give way and has plead not guilty to the charges. [Uncle Omar was also apparently evicted from his apartment back in 2000 for not paying rent.] Seems like a nice guy.
Aunt Zetunia (Uncle Omar's sister) has been in the news for quite some time. Turns out, she was in the country illegal for many years living in public financed housing (that's your tax dollars Boston). She was ordered by a judge... like from a court... to be deported. She refused and stayed in the country. Fast forward several years (with President Obama having won the election), and we discover Aunt Z was recently granted "asylum." Why? Well supposedly it's dangerous for her to live in Kenya. I don't know much about that but what I do know is, POTUS has declared a moratorium on deportation of low level immigration violators. I guess Aunt Zetunia's violation of a deportation order for years is low level even though she was apparently living off of other people's money in the process. What about Uncle Omar though? Can't wait to see how this shakes out.
Do you suppose it might have something to do with this? I don't know for sure but I'd guess it might.
As you may recall dear reader (the one of you that is out there), POTUS' Department of Homeland Security recently said: the U.S. Government was developing a "working group" to try and come up with “guidance" on how to provide for "appropriate discretionary consideration" for “compelling cases” in instances where someone has already been ordered out of the country by a judge. (Like both Uncle Omar and Aunt Zetunia were). Selective enforcement of the law is so cool isn't it?! I want to be President.
In other news: Here's another reason to dislike "Lady" Gaga.