Obama's Uncle Wins Appeal; Gets New Deportation Hearing

Despite his arrest in Framingham and admittance of facts in an OUI, Obama’s new lawyers argued the President's uncle has lived in the United States for nearly half a century and shouldn't be deported.

President Obama’s uncle will get a new deportation hearing in immigration court.

The Board of ­Immigration Appeals last week granted Onyango Obama’s request to ­reopen his immigration case based in part on his contention that his prior lawyer was ­ineffective, according to a government official with direct knowledge of the case, reported The Boston Globe.

Obama’s new lawyers had argued that Obama, 68, has lived in the United States for nearly half a century and ­should not be deported back to Kenya.

Obama is the half-brother of President Obama’s late father, and the older brother of Zeituni Onyango, who was granted asylum in 2010.

Framingham Police arrested Obama on charges of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alvohol in August 2011.

Obama has a valid Social Security number and a Massachusetts driver's license, even though he is in the United States illegally. The state's registry has said it is not currently required by state law to check immigration status before issuing a license.

Immigration court records are typically closed to the public.

Ryan Seavey December 04, 2012 at 05:43 PM
who's idea was it to take the black and white photo?
Somer McLean December 04, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Listen I could name atleast 10 ppl in my neighborhood who should be deported but he runs the liquor on my block & he is a hard worker and he works everyday ! He has only made the oui mistake once & I am more worried about the cops who profiled him ! He is the nicest guy
Walking Man December 05, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Somer McLean, what does "ppl" mean? ...atleast 10 ppl...


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