Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of President Obama's deceased father who had been living in South Boston illegally since 2004, has been granted asylum by an immigration judge and will have the opportunity to become an American citizen in six years. Lest you think Obama exerted any pressure in the case, he's actually been about as cold and detached from the situation as humanly possible. During the presidential campaign, Obama returned $265 in donations sent to him by Onyango, and though she traveled to his inauguration in Washington, Obama didn't meet with her. We suspect he greeted word of the judge's decision with a slight, almost imperceptible nod. [NYT]
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