Friday 18 April 2014

Obama's uncle allowed to stay in US

Onyango Obama, Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, arrives at the US Immigration Court for a deportation hearing in Boston (AP)

US president Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle has been granted permission to stay in the US.

An immigration judge in Boston ruled that 69-year-old Onyango Obama is a person of "good moral character".

Mr Obama is the half-brother of the president's late father. He has lived in the US since the 1960s. He was ordered to leave the country in 1992 but remained.

Onyango Obama and a longtime friend testified at a hearing that he has lived in the US for 50 years, been a hard worker, paid income tax and been arrested only once.

His immigration status did not become public until his 2011 drink-driving arrest. At the time, he allegedly told police: "I think I will call the White House."


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