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doesn't the situation with the president's Aunt

prove that illegal aliens can and do live off our system? I've just seen it posted so many times that they can't get welfare and benefits, and this is a high profile case of someone doing just that.

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lovinangels

Asked by lovinangels at 2:07 PM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • First off, she was a political refugee, who came here on a temporary visa, and was granted a social security card in 2001 (under Bush, btw, so save me the "it's Obama's fault). You can read the WHOLE story here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeituni_Onyango

    She didn't enter the country illegally, and she didn't set out to "defraud" the system. Yes, the benefits should have been stopped, but she did NOT enter here illegally, so your point is pretty much moot. Not the same as Mexicans crossing the border illegally, for example. At some point she WAS legal, and obtained her SS number legally.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 2:18 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Uummmm...she is CURRENTLY here illegally and she is CURRENTLY getting benefits when people say that peoplre who are here illegally cant get them. Yeak IHART...pretty sure its the same thing :)
    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 2:34 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Ummm, she was granted political asylum this year, so she is NOT CURRENTLY here illegally. So nope, you're wrong.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 2:42 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • She was asked to leave when her visa was up. She refused. She couldn't support herself. We cannot save the world. She shouldn't have been receiving benefits that some other LEGAL family could have used. We cannot afford to support everyone.  Her arrogance and disdain for our country and it's generosity are what I find insulting.   Her sense of entitlement knows no bounds. 

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 3:55 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • – collapse
    Don't you have something better to do than search for articles about Obama and his friends and family? And bash him???
    Republicans are no angels either. Just give it up.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 4:06 PM on Sep. 23, 2010 (hidden) + expand

  • Gertie, if the woman didn't want the attention then she shouldn't have agree to do an interview. This is all of her own doing and doesn't have anything to do with Obama. It's a current event, like it or not. Here is a link (made sure to give you one that I don't think you would have a problem with).


    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39290307/ns/politics/

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 4:35 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • She was an illegal who refused to leave. And now, she says we are obligated to make her a citizen. It doesn't matter that she hasn't taken the classes required to become a citizen. We are obligated. Bet we aren't!


    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/wireStory?id=11690106

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:18 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • There are so many holes in the system. The goverment does not care about the money it waste.
    SylviaNCali

    Answer by SylviaNCali at 5:59 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • She took advantage of a f'd up gov't system. She knew her boundaries and she pushed them... She claims to be a christian, but she lied by accepting gov't subsidies KNOWING she didn't qualify.... Never let a crisis goto waste... The crisis here is our public assistance programs are FULL of waste and need to be reformed... I bet our gov't could save money right there... Politicians don't want to tackle that elephant in the room because that could cause them votes... Republicans would be looked at even moreso as monsters and obstructionists and Democrats would lose votes.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:27 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Don't you have something better to do than search for articles about Obama and his friends and family? And bash him???

    ***

    Ummm.........................NOPE!!! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:45 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

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