Obama’s African Aunt Awaits Decision In Asylum Bid

May 17, 2010  |  

(TheGrio.com) — Attorneys for President Barack Obama’s African aunt say a decision has been made in her bid for asylum in the United States. Zeituni Onyango (zay-TOO’-nee ohn-YAHN’-goh), the half-sister of Obama’s late father, is from Kenya. The decision from U.S. immigration officials hasn’t been announced. Onyango’s attorneys plan to make a statement Monday afternoon in Cleveland. Onyango moved to the United States in 2000. Her first asylum request was rejected, and she was ordered deported in 2004. But she didn’t leave the country and continued to live in public housing in Boston.

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