It seems that Barack Obama has a multitude of reasons for his new immigration policy, one of which is his illegal-alien uncle, Onyango Obama. Obama was arrested in August 2011 on drunk driving charges in Framingham Massachusetts, but that was just the tip of the iceberg.
A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on April 10, 2012 by Judicial Watch produced a document on Obama which included an internal email from the Assistant Director of the Office of Public Affairs Brian Hales to ICE Director John Morton titled “Onyango Statement and TP’s (Talking Points.” On page 43 notice what is stated:
Mr. Onyango is subject to a final order of deportation. ICE had granted him a stay of deportation effective until June 5, 2012.
The stay was granted to allow him to attend pending criminal proceedings and to seek reopening of his deportation proceedings, which concluded before the Board of Immigration Appeals on January 29, 1992.
On March 27, 2012, the Framingham Massachusetts District Court entered its judgment in Mr. Onyango’s criminal case. Since his criminal case has concluded and his attorney appears not to have filed a motion to reopen, ICE is requiring Mr. Onyango to report to our Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations in Burlington, MA on April 12,2012 at 10:30 a.m. with his attorney of record.
At that appointment, arrangements, including medical accommodations, will be discussed to effectuate his departure from the United States on an appropriate date.
Absent a change in circumstances, ICE does not intend to deport him at the time of his April 12 appointment.
Onyango was first ordered out of the country in 1989.
Judicial Watch points out,
On March 27, 2012, Onyango Obama admitted to the Framingham District Court that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, meanwhile, claimed the agency intended to continue deportation proceedings against Obama, however, they allowed Onyango to seek the reopening of his deportation proceedings.
Obama, who, upon his arrest, said his one phone call would be to the White House, has indicated he will fight ICE’s efforts to deport him in a high profile proceeding the Boston Herald conjectured could “drag on for years.” While he fights deportation, Obama will be allowed to drive a car. He was supposed to lose his license for 45 days, but received a “hardship license,” from the Massachusetts’s Department of Motor Vehicles so that he could drive back and forth to his job at a liquor store.
On July 12, Judicial Watch released records showing agency officials withholding information on Onyango’s release from the press and Congress.
In a follow up to Judicial Watch’s report, The New American’s R. Cort Kirkwood announced that they have,
“been reporting for more than year, the Obama administration has incrementally and insidiously undermined federal immigration law by making the failed DREAM Act, the amnesty for illegals that failed in the Senate in December, 2010, de facto law.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE chief Morton have repeatedly said they will not deport aliens who do not violate criminal statutes. Pursuant to that decision, in June 2011, Morton issued a memorandum that gave underlings “prosecutorial discretion” in deporting illegals. The memorandum contained a list of criteria that expanded upon the lengthy list of excuses the DREAM Act provided for illegal aliens to stay in the country. Morton’s included these criteria that would apply to Obama’s illegal-alien relatives:
whether the person poses a national security or public safety concern;
the person’s ties and contributions to the community, including family relationships;
the person’s ties to the home country and condition in the country;
the person’s age, with particular consideration given to minors and the elderly. …
whether the person is likely to be granted temporary or permanent status or other relief from removal, including as a relative of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
whether the person is likely to be granted temporary or permanent status or other relief from removal, including as an asylum seeker.
After Morton published his memo, Obama ordered a halt to 300,000 deportations. Three weeks ago, after Obama partly prevailed in his battle against Arizona’s tough immigration law, he decided he will not deport young illegal aliens, the first statement Obama himself has made that the DREAM Act is now law.”
Judicial Watch also reports,
We know that Uncle O still lives and drives in the Boston area but the Obama Administration refuses to reveal the next step. Will Homeland Security officials sit idly by while an illegal immigrant with a DUI roams freely? Judicial Watch spent a great part of the week trying to get answers by repeatedly contacting ICE officials in Washington D.C. The question JW posed was simple: What is the status of the Onyango Obama case? The public certainly has the right to know.
But ICE blew JW off repeatedly. Multiple phone calls and messages to the ICE Public Affairs Office went unanswered before an agency spokeswoman named Gillian Christensen demanded the question be put in writing and sent to her email address at Gillian.Christensen@DHS.gov. Multiple emails and several days later, JW has not received a response.
So it seems quite clear that the Obama administration has been seeking to stonewall and mislead reporters and watchdog groups concerning the status of his drunk driving, illegal-alien uncle, while providing him with favorable treatment just as his administration has been stonewalling on the issues of Fast and Furious, his college records, and a host of other things.