fauxklore (fauxklore) wrote,
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Now I'm Worried

I have never been convinced that the election was going to be a runaway for Obama and a news story this morning (so far just seen on AP, but how long does that last these days?) has me particularly worried. It reports that an aunt of his from Kenya has been living illegally in the U.S., having failed to get asylum and received a deportation order she ignored.

It looks like the story is probably true, though I still had some questions after reading it. (For example, when was the deportation order? What is the appeal process and is she following it?) I know a lot about African politics and a fair amount about the brokenness of our immigration system, so understand why somebody would unwilling to return to Kenya. But I don't need a lot of imagination to know how the Republicans will spin this.

And, by the way, I have little doubt that had she been granted asylum, the Republicans would find a way to spin that.
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