The federal immigration court in Boston has allowed
Aunt Zeituni Onyango to stay in the country at least until February 4, 2010, which is the date of her next hearing.
ThisÂ postponement isÂ a convenient, ifÂ temporary, victory for bothÂ President Obama and his aunt.Â Â ObamaÂ risked looking heartless if he allowed his auntÂ to be deported, and he risked looking soft on immigration enforcement if the courts legalized her.
TheÂ danger for Obama is that the ongoing Aunt Zeituni sagaÂ illustratesÂ howÂ easily illegal immigrants can postpone deportationÂ throughÂ ourÂ beleaguered immigrationÂ courts
.Â Â Â Â ButÂ I suspect the Republicans will never point that out because they don`t want toÂ risk being called racist.