Tuesday, August 30, 2011
AP reports that President Barack Obama's uncle was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in Massachusetts and is being detained by U.S. immigration. Onyango Obama is originally from Kenya and is the half-brother of the president's late father. The AP story states that "In a court document, ICE said Onyango Obama had an earlier deportation or removal order."
Onyango Obama is the brother of Zeituni Onyango, who was granted asylum last year. The news that she was seeking asylum made national headlines on the eve of the November 2008 elections.
AP reports that Cleveland immigration attorney Margaret Wong will represent Obama.
Without the Obama administration's Secure Communities program, which Massachusetts Governor (and President Obama's friend) Deval Patrick unsuccessfully sought to have the state opt out of, the President's uncle might not face possible deportation?