Deportation hearing for Obama relative

Last updated 10:46 05/12/2012

Relevant offers

World

Woman critically injured in fall from Sydney balcony Italy's Hotel Rigopiano was buried under an avalanche, but Italian authorities reportedly didn't believe it happened The mystery of the Skittles on an icy road Suspected WWII bomb found in River Thames in London Plane carrying Brazil Supreme Court judge crashes into sea New technology means it's getting harder for planes to vanish What's selling at the inauguration: Socks, mugs and Trump-scented candles Ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration, we look at Newsflare's top Trump videos Tuning in for the inauguration of soon to be US President Donald Trump Obama commutes 330 drug sentences on last day as president

President Barack Obama’s uncle in Massachusetts is getting a new deportation hearing.

Onyango Obama is from Kenya, but has lived in the US for many years.

He was ordered by an immigration judge to leave in 1992.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Brian Hale said Tuesday the Board of Immigration Appeals has sent Obama’s case to the Executive Office for Immigration Review for reassessment.

He won’t say what triggered the decision.

Obama’s Cleveland-based attorney hasn’t returned a call seeking comment.

An Executive Office for Immigration Review spokeswoman won’t comment, citing privacy laws.

Obama is the half-brother of the president’s late father.

He was arrested last year in Framingham and was charged with drunken driving.

He acknowledged prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content