Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Must I be a Citizen to Vote? (Part III)

Margaret Wong, a Cleveland immigration attorney, has been retained as counsel to Mr. Onyango Obama (pictured above).  Mr. Obama is in some legal jeopardy, based on his arrest for drunken driving in Massachusetts this past week.

As a consequence of that arrest, it has become apparent that Mr. Obama is not a citizen of the United States, and has been in the country illegally for many years.  Ms. Wong will attempt to win asylum for Mr. Obama, and will characterize him as a deserving American suffering political persecution.

The case is in the news because it tests the application of the rule of law.  Do our laws apply equally, or does our culture look more favorably on certain political groups?

That question will not be addressed in any of the legal actions against Mr. Obama.  Yet it is significant, because our enforcement of immigration law seems wholly directed at extending privilege to those who are anti-Republican in their principles.

One of the questions that will be addressed is Mr. Obama’s apparent fraudulent use of a Social Security card.  The United States Code makes an individual inadmissible for immigration to the United States if that individual "falsely represents, or has falsely represented, himself or herself to be a citizen of the United States for any purpose or benefit under this Act or any other Federal or State law." [Sec. 212 (C)]

Will this provision of law be enforced in the case of Mr. Obama?

What about the question of whether or not Mr. Obama voted in any of the elections held during the time he was in the United States?  Fraudulent voting would be another reason to deny Mr. Obama citizenship, but will this issue even be investigated?

People who go through our naturalization process take an oath to the Constitution.  Our culture blurs the distinction between legal and illegal immigrants, but there is a substantial difference in the mindset of these two groups.  It is significant that the path to legal immigration is made difficult in our culture, while accommodations for illegal immigrants are broadened.

The journey through the naturalization process toward American citizenship requires perseverance and integrity.  It also requires a dedication to the principles of our Constitution, rather than the administrations of Ms. Wong.

It seems our culture wishes the journey of those inclined toward Republican principles to be a discouraging one.  What’s up with that?

 It’s almost enough to make you cynical.

UPDATE 9/12/2011:
Uncle Omar has been "disappeared!"  Not only is the Rule of Law not applied, the principle of Due Process is ignored as well.  Based on the relationship of Onyango Obama to the President of the United States, we can hope that he is in good hands.  However, the chain of custody has been severed, and nobody is saying where Mr. Obama has been taken.

Is this truly America, where someone in custody simply disappears without explanation, and the lack of transparency is justified because the Democratic Party is taking care of things?

UPDATE 10/1/2011:
John Zaremba at the Boston Herald reports that president Obama's uncle has resurfaced.

UPDATE 3/29/2012:
The Boston Herald reports that Onyango Obama's case has been continued without a finding.

UPDATE 12/4/2013:
The Boston Globe reports that Obama Okech Onyango can now get a green card, and in five years, apply for U.S. citizenship, unless the Department of Homeland Security appeals the case in the next 30 days.

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