Posted on September 7, 2011

Brown: ‘Uncle Omar’ Should Be Deported

Justin Sink, The Hill, September 7, 2011

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said Tuesday that Onyango Obama, President Obama’s long-lost uncle, should be deported from the United States after being arrested last week on drunk driving charges.

“Well, yeah. He’s here illegally. He’s obviously broken the law. I don’t know enough about the details of the case, but, God, he’s been running around for how long now?” Brown said in an interview on the Howie Carr Show. “Let him go through the process and see what happens.”

Brown said that “in a fair world,” Obama’s uncle would be deported.

Onyango Obama, 67, was arrested last Wednesday when he nearly rammed his SUV into a police car in Framingham, Mass. When asked if he would like to make a phone call, Onyango reportedly said, “I think I will call the White House.”


{snip} Onyango’s lawyer said that he will fight a potential deportation, arguing that he has been in the United States for nearly 50 years.

During the 2008 campaign, Zeituni Onyango–Obama’s aunt–was found to be living as an illegal immigrant in public housing in South Boston. “Aunt Zeituni” had sought political asylum in 2002, but was ultimately denied. After a series of legal appeals, she was granted a waiver of deportation in 2010, in a decision that angered many anti-immigration activists.