Another Illegal Alien Falls Out of the Obama Family Tree

Another of President Obama’s relatives is being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on immigration violations. This time it is the president’s uncle, Onyango Obama, who is also the brother of Zeituni Onyango who, after years of defying orders to leave the United States managed to find a judge who would grant her political asylum.

Uncle Omar, as the president fondly referred to him in his 1995 memoir, was arrested outside the Chicken Bone Saloon in Framingham, Massachusetts, on Aug. 24, when he nearly hit a patrol car after running through a stop sign. Onyango Obama, who registered a 0.14mg blood alcohol level (nearly twice the legal limit in Massachusetts) insisted to police that that they should have yielded to him.

Like Aunt Zeituni, Uncle Omar has also been ordered deported from the United States, but is still here. The question now is whether, if convicted of a DUI offense, he will be deported under his nephew’s new policy of not deporting anyone except hardened criminals. No one seems to know for sure if DUI convictions rise to the level a deportable offense under the Obama administrative amnesty policy.

Just in case, Uncle Omar has secured the services of immigration attorney Margaret Wong who represented Aunt Zeituni in her success effort to gain asylum.


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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


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    Well said Raymond. I think immigration reform is not only inevitable but necessary. The only question is, how it will be applied and interpreted. It will be interesting to see what will be made of this.

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    This one does not appear to be an “undocumented”, as he is reported to have a MA Driver License, AND a SSN! But it will be interesting to see how the “Secure Communities” law is applied in this case, and whether this DOCUMENTED immigrant’s “legal situation” will get him released, deported, etc. I am sure the fact that the White House is not commenting indicates that the appropriate “channels” are being manipulated!

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      Ana Zuniga-Maus on

      No John, undocumented they are not, the illegals have plenty documents, someone else identity in many cases, but documents they do have. They can purchase SS for around $50 and green cards or birth certificates for around $50 to $100 in the street. So to call them undocumented is not right, because as I said before, documents they do have, and there is no problem for them to change identity as needed, just purchase new documents and it is done. How do I know, I am a Hispanic fluent in the language, and they may not tell you what they do, but they will tell me and even if you report the problem, nothing is done, because this administration refuse to enforce the law and they just look the other way and let them do it. Obama’s uncle, he will find a way to stay like his aunt, the laws don’t apply to the Obama’s or their family, or so he thinks now.

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    I agree this Country needs Immigration Reform desperately. Illegal immigrants are literally killing our economy and are a direct cause of unemployment for hard working, tax paying Americans. I am appauled at the fact that you would waste your documentaion efforts and media gather time on mudslinging and political trashing of the Obama Administration. You fail drastically at being unbiased and truthful. What about the the GOP’s actions regarding BOEING and it’s relocation? You fail to mention the mass unemployment left behind by BOEING.

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      I agree with you Raymond. FAIR usually does a good job without the “trash” talk.
      Shame on you FAIR.
      You shouldn’t stoop to being the head “Tabloid” news.
      The Obama Administration has deported more criminals and illegals than any time in this country’s history.
      One of the problems is that States just let those in jail out the front door right back into the streets of the USA.
      Governor Perry has decided he is now going to take them back to their countries – the problem – he wants the Federal
      government to pay for returning them!
      Texas gets so darned much federal money for “jis’ all kinds of stuff. If it was cut in half, the federal budget might get balanced. That’s what happens when one of your largest industry’s in the State is :”lobbying!”