BOSTON -- President Barack Obama's uncle, an illegal immigrant charged with drunken driving last week, was ordered by an immigration judge to leave the country almost two decades ago, a federal official said Wednesday.
The official said a deportation order was issued against Onyango Obama in 1992. The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release details on the case. Obama, who's from Kenya, is the half-brother of the president's late father. He has pleaded not guilty to operating under the influence of alcohol and is being held on an immigration detainer. An immigration detainer, used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to identify people in jail or prison who could be deported, is a request to another law enforcement agency to notify ICE before releasing the person from custody so ICE can arrange to take over custody. Obama's immigration attorney, Margaret Wong, of Cleveland, declined to comment on his case or on how long he has been living in the U.S. illegally. The White House also has declined to comment.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Shocker: Obama's uncle ordered deported 20 years ago
Yes, and he owes back taxes also? What the heck? This is the brother of the sister who has also been fighting deportation for years while living on our nickle.