President Barack Obama’s Kenyan aunt who was granted asylum by a U.S. immigration judge in May faults “the system” for allowing her to defy her deportation order, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday.
Fifty-eight-year-old Zeituni Onyango, the half sister of Obama’s father, had twice been rejected for asylum when she was exposed for living in a Boston housing project during the 2008 presidential campaign.
But in her first interview since being granted asylum, Onyango argued she should not be blamed for reaping the benefits of public housing.
“I didn’t take advantage of the system,” she told WBZ-TV Monday. “The system took advantage of me.”