Obama Uncle Let off Easy for Drunk Driving and Immigration Violations…

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That was then…..

Obama’s Uncle Charged With Drunken  Driving, Held by Immigration Officials

Published August 30, 2011

| FoxNews.com

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    AP/Framingham Police  Department

    This Aug. 24, 2011 black-and-white booking photo provided Monday,  Aug. 29, 2011 by the Framingham Police Department shows Onyango Obama, arrested  in Framingham, Mass., for several infractions, including operating a motor  vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He is the uncle of President Barack  Obama.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. –  President Obama’s uncle — arrested on suspicion of drunken driving  and held without bail on an immigration detainer, reportedly has had a Social  Security card for the last 19 years.

The Boston Herald reported Tuesday that Oyango  Obama, whose sister Zeituni Oyango was also held last year for being illegal in  the United States, is being represented by the same lawyer who won Zeituni  Oyango’s asylum.

A spokesman for Cleveland immigration attorney  Margaret Wong told the Herald that he “wouldn’t know how” Onyango obtained a  Social Security number.

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Onyango Obama was arrested last week in Framingham,  about 20 miles west of Boston, after police said he made a rolling stop through  a stop sign and nearly caused a cruiser to strike his sport utility vehicle.

Police said that after being booked at the police  station, Obama was asked whether he wanted to make a telephone call to arrange  for bail.

“I think I will call the White House,” he stated,  according to a police report filed in Framingham District Court.

Police said Obama, who’s originally from Kenya and  is the half-brother of the president’s late father, pleaded not guilty Friday  and was being held without bail on a detainer from U.S. Immigration and Customs  Enforcement. In a court document, ICE said he had an earlier deportation or  removal order.

An immigration detainer, used by ICE to identify  people in jail or prison who could be deported, is a request to another law  enforcement agency to notify ICE before releasing the person from custody so ICE  can arrange to take over custody.

A spokesman for ICE declined to comment on Obama’s  immigration case, and the White House had no comment.

The president refers in his memoir “Dreams from My  Father,” about retracing his roots and his 1988 trip to Kenya, to an Uncle Omar,  who matches Obama’s background and has the same date of birth.

Obama, 67, was charged with operating under the  influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure to  yield the right of way.

Zeituni Oyango came to the U.S. from Kenya in 2000  and was denied asylum by an immigration judge in 2004. She stayed in the country  illegally and was granted asylum last year by a judge who found she could be a  target in Kenya not only for those who oppose the U.S. and the president but  also for members of the Kenyan government.

Reached at her apartment in a South Boston public  housing complex, Zeituni Onyango hung up on a Boston Herald reporter on Monday  after saying: “Why don’t you go to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C.,  and ask your president? Not me.”

The president’s administration announced this month  that it would allow many illegal immigrants facing deportation the chance to  stay in the U.S. and apply for work permits and would focus on removing  convicted criminals and people who might be national security or public safety  threats.

The Associated Press contributed to this  report.

THIS IS NOW, ONLY 45 DAY Suspension…..

 

FRAMINGHAM (CBS) — A judge ordered the drunk driving charge against President Barack Obama’s uncle to be continued without a finding for one year Tuesday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones reports

Onyango Obama, the half-brother of the president’s late father, was arrested in Framingham in August 2011, after a police officer claimed Obama made a rolling stop at a stop sign and nearly caused his cruiser to crash into Obama’s SUV.

Obama then registered 0.14 on a blood-alcohol test, according to police.  The legal limit in Massachusetts is 0.08.

At a hearing in Framingham District Court Tuesday morning, Obama’s attorney told the judge there are sufficient facts in the case against his client.

By agreeing to the continuance without a finding, Obama avoids pleading guilty to drunk driving and the charge will be dismissed, if he stays out of trouble for one year.

Two other charges against him were dismissed.

But, Obama will lose his drivers license for 45 days.  He also must pay $1,000 in fines and fees.

“By admitting to sufficient facts today to operating under the influence and failure to yield at an intersection, the defendant has admitted responsibility for the essence of the crime he committed and has now been held accountable for his actions,” District Attorney Gerry Leone said in a statement.

Obama’s arrest last year also caught the attention of immigration investigators who claim he violated a 1992 order to return to Kenya.

His case is still before the immigration court.

“This proceeding today should have little, if any, impact on his immigration status,” Obama’s attorney Scott Bratton told reporters Tuesday.

Obama has been in the United States since 1963 when he came to Massachusetts on a visa from Kenya.  He attended to Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge,  graduated from Newton High School, and went to Boston State College, according to his attorney.

Bratton said Obama came here legally and stayed, but he just never filled out the proper paperwork.

Obama will be allowed to return to his current job at a liquor store in Framingham.

He did not speak to reporters after leaving court Tuesday.

Bratton said he and his client have not had contact with the White House regarding the drunk driving case.

 

 

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