Obama’s Uncle Granted Legal Residency Application

December 3, 2013 10:20 PM
Obama’s Uncle Granted Legal Residency Application
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" BOSTON (CBS/AP) — President Barack Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle, who ignored a deportation order more than two decades ago, was granted permission to stay in the U.S. on Tuesday.

Judge Leonard Shapiro made the decision after Onyango Obama, 69, testified that he had lived in the U.S. for 50 years, been a hard worker, paid income tax and been arrested only once.

Asked about his family in the U.S. on Tuesday, he said, “I do have a nephew.” Asked to name the nephew, he said, “Barack Obama, he’s the president of the United States.”

Onyango Obama, the half brother of the president’s late father, has lived in the U.S. since the 1960s. He was ordered to leave the country in 1992, but remained.

Shapiro cited a law that entitles immigrants who are “out of status” to become permanent residents if they arrived in the U.S "

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