Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle contradicts WH claim president never met him; judge won’t deport

President Barack Obama’s Kenyan-born, formerly illegal immigrant uncle dropped more than his famous nephew’s name while facing deportation Tuesday for a 2011 drunk driving arrest – his testimony completely contradicted a White House statement that the president had never met his uncle.

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Obama’s Uncle Onyango “Omar” Obama
Photo: Ken McGagh/AP

Onyango “Omar” Obama, 69, who had been illegally living and working in the U.S. for most of 50 years, testified at his immigration hearing Tuesday that the “president had stayed with him at his Cambridge apartment for three weeks when he came to attend Harvard Law School in the 1980s,” the Boston Globe reported.

Alfred Ouma, the landlord of the apartment, served as a witness for Obama and confirmed his testimony that the president did indeed live with the uncle.

However, after Omar’s arrest for drunk driving, “the White House said…that he and the president had never met. The president was not close to his father’s side of the family given his father’s absence in his life,” according to the Globe.

Immigration Judge Leonard Shapiro offered his “congratulations” and “welcomed to America” the “kind and decent” Onyango Obama after he ruled Obama may remain in the U.S., saying he “can now get a green card, and in five years, apply for US citizenship, unless the Department of Homeland Security appeals the case within 30 days,” the article said.

“Shapiro cited a law that entitles immigrants who are ‘out of status’ to become permanent residents if they arrived in the U.S. before 1972, maintained continuous residence and are of good moral character,” according to the Associated Press.

Despite ignoring numerous orders – the latest in 1992 – to leave the country, Obama claimed over his 50-years in America he had “been a hard worker, paid income tax and been arrested only once.”

Obama’s attorney, Margaret Wong, said her client was “a wonderful older gentleman,” and that “he has earned his privilege to stay in the United States. He has been here for 50 years,” the Associated Press reported.

“This arrest, in the long run, is really good for him,” Wong told reporters. “Because now he got to stay, and with a green card and become a citizen and get to retire in America. I think it’s awesome.”

According to the Globe, Obama testified that “he was unsure how he would survive in Kenya,” considering that he is older, hasn’t been back there since he left at age 19, had no friends there anymore, and that he “worried” he couldn’t get his high blood pressure medication in Kenya.

During his 2011 Framingham arrest, Obama reportedly told police, “I think I will call the White House,” but testified Tuesday that he couldn’t recall saying that.


Obama’s Aunt Zeituni “Polly” Onyango

However, he dropped President Obama’s name in court yesterday.

When asked by Shapiro if he had any other relatives living in the U.S., Onyango Obama mentioned his sister, Zeituni Onyango, who was also granted asylum in 2010 after having been ousted for living here illegally right before the November 2008 general election and, of course, his famous nephew:

“I do have a nephew. Barack Obama. He’s the president of the United States.”

The Boston Globe reported the White House has not yet responded “to numerous requests for comment” on this story.

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  • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

    Who to believe, Our Habitually Lying President, or his drunken, illegal alien uncle–

    My money’s on the drunk…

    • Mark Meeks

      Agreed. The prez has lied about everything else, so he lied about staying with his uncle while at law school. It’s like Hitler lying about his Jewish heritage (wait, he did,and to prove it, annihilated the place where they lived).

      His uncle is telling the truth.

    • Joseph Morgan

      My money is on the uncle. He has no reason to lie but barrack does-embarrassment and shame and consider that every time he opens his mouth to speak-out spews lie after lie.

  • https://www.facebook.com/FarRightOfLeft Farrightofleft

    And the left will continue to stand behind him on this one~!

  • Rob

    Maybe they met in Kenya years before, like grandma said she held POTUS in her arms, but Obama does not remember, he was just born.

    • Criximar

      Maybe he watched over that game of kickball where Obama beat Trump and Trump just never got over it

      • Rob

        Trump is a guy who wants attention and no one that can change your life with his signature unless he writes you a check, Obama is a guy who needs lots of things…starting with integrity and ending with moving to China where he can openly preside his ideals over the communist party.

  • car333

    I bet Obummer’s Uncle was right there in Kenya when he was born.

  • JJBuck

    Oops!!! In the famous words of Bart Simpson: “DON’T!”

  • maskedcommenter

    Illegal immigrant, just like his nephew.

  • jdelaney3

    A gratuitous, politically-driven ruling. To my knowledge, the law the judge cited to permit this guy to remain in the USA was temporary and it long ago expired. So much for American jurisprudence. God, I loathe these vermin.

  • RockyMtn1776

    So the illegal, drunken Uncle Omar gets to stay. Just like the (once) illegal Aunt who had umpteen surgeries, Section 8 housing, food stamps and every other benefit she could bleed out of the US taxpayer until a Liberal Judge said she could stay. And…there are MILLIONS just like these two and WE are paying for all of them !
    Our last 5 Presidents absolutely refused to enforce our immigration laws, they sold their soul and their country for power, money and vote. BOTH political parties did this ! , Large campaign donations from the ag business and others who pay slave wages made our leaders pick and choose which laws they wished to obey.
    Guess who lets them get away with it !

  • OldmanRick

    Wow, a family member thrown under the bus. It almost seems the narcissistic, divisive, disingenuous, mean spirited, vengeful brat doesn’t wish to accept his Kenyan relatives except when it is politically expedient.

    What is even more interesting is that illegal relatives get to stay in the US even though one is a welfare leach and the other a drunk while a German family, once offered asylum is destined for deportation.

  • Randy

    Ask the uncle if POTUS was born in Kenya. He should know.