"Obama suggested in a television interview to be broadcast Monday that his Boston-based Kenyan aunt, who was found to be living illegally in the United States, should be deported if she broke the law.Taranto [Email him]isn`t happy about the idea of US immigration laws being obeyed, and says "Good heavens, he wants to deport his own aunt? That`s just cold." Later, he accuses Obama of "pandering to xenophobes."
CBS News released an advance transcript of the interview late Sunday.
"If she is violating laws, those laws have to be obeyed," Obama told CBS when asked if he would support deporting his late father`s sister, Zeituni Oyanango, to Kenya.[ Obama says US laws apply to his aunt living illegally in US]
Obama told Katie Couric in an interview that he had believed his aunt was in the US on a tourist visit.