El Moviento de la Peña del Bronx: declara que la magnitud de la situacion de los inmigrantes
indocumentad@s en los EE.UU.,se ve agrandada al saberse que el que puede ser el presidente de
este pais tiene un familiar indocumentado,ante lo cual.
1.-Solicitamos asilo politico para la Tia de Obama,la indocumentada Zeituni Onyango.
2.-Asilo politico para nuestro activista Victor Toro,tambien amenazado de deportacion EN LA CIUDAD DE NEW YORK.
3.-Papeles,legalizacion y o amnistia para los 12 millones de Inmigrantes indocumentad@s en los EE.UU.
PAPELES PARA TOD@S
Movimiento Las Peña del Bronx.1 de Noviembre-2008
Jorge Morales Almada
Un nuevo programa para identificar a indocumentados...
The US should consider an urgent reform to its immigration policy.
Ms. Zeituni Onyango is a 56 years old woman from Kenya, who is seeking political asylum in the US, fearing for her own safety.
Kenya -located in East Africa- has seen an increase in violence in recent years, due to politically-motivated and ethnic killings by armed gangs in several parts of the country, including a bloodshed period in December 2007 that killed 1,500 people.
Ms. Onyango is also the aunt of Senator Barack Obama. She is half-sister of Senator Obama's late father. "Auntie Zeituni" as Obama has referred to her in one of his books, has been ordered to leave the US four years ago, and she is living in the US illegally.
But Ms. Onyango status could be solved if she gets the right advice and legal support, in a private fashion. US government officials have disclosed her case to a British newspaper, so it can be used as a political tool, in order to attack Obama's candidacy. They were wise not to implicate American news media.
These actions contradict US laws and also promote anti-immigrant hate, already increased by biased media campaigns that are promoted by racist and xenophobic groups.
The US should give "Auntie Zeituni" a chance to stay legally in America. She should be given an opportunity to prove her case and obtain immigration documents. Not because she is the aunt of Barack Obama, but because she is a human being in need of solidarity and compassion.
Let Ms. Zeituni Onyango get a fair and respectful treatment, and in her name, let's push for a fair and realistic immigration reform in the United States, so that thousands of other human beings - immigrants who have been detained and incarcerated or rejected, can find a way to solve their cases and rapidly become productive members of their communities. In the worst case scenario, they deserve a safe and respectful return to their homeland under safe and humanitarian conditions.
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Statue of Liberty, NY