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As Battle Over Immigration Takes Shape in Congress, Obama’s Uncle Faces Deportation

President Obama and the so-called ‘Gang of 8’, a group of  U.S. senators who are helping craft immigration policy, have made it clear Obama's unclethat they intend on getting comprehensive immigration passed. If passed, this legislation may help many immigrants breathe a sigh of relief, but it my not help President Obama’s uncle, who is currently facing deportation.

On Wednesday a Boston immigration judge set a Dec. 3 hearing to determine if President Obama’s uncle, ­Onyango ­Obama, should be deported to his native Kenya, or allowed to remain in the U.S., where he has been for  50 years. Onyango Obama’s lawyer argued that he should be given legal residency in America given how long he has been in the country.

“Everybody wants to stay in America,’’ said Bratton. “Hopefully, on Dec. 3, the case will be over.’’

Obama manages a liquor store and came to America in 1963 to attend an school at Cambridge. Obama eventually dropped out of school and was ordered to return to Kenya, but never did. He probably would’ve remained out the crosshairs of immigration authorities had he not been arrested for drunken driving in 2011. After Obama’s arrest, the Board of Immigration Appeals reopened his immigration case.

Immigration documents obtained by the Boston Globe show that Obama was first ordered to leave in 1986, and again in 1989. Somehow Obama slipped through the cracks all those years, but given his high profile nephew, it is doubtful that that will happen again.



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