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Bloggins On Deportation And Removal

by Matthew Kolken

Obama’s "Uncle Omar" to meet with Immigration Officials to Discuss Deportation to Kenya

The Boston Globe reports that President Obama's uncle Onyango "Omar" Obama has been "summoned" to a meeting with ICE officials in Burlington, Massachusetts to discuss his deportation to Kenya.

Uncle Omar was ordered deported in 1992, but never left the United States.  His drunk driving arrest last August brought him to the attention of immigration officials.  On Tuesday, Uncle Omar appeared in Court where he admitted that he had a blood alcohol level of 0.14 when he was stopped.

Brian P. Hale, ICE director of public affairs has stated that: “Now that Mr. Onyango’s criminal case has completed, ICE has communicated, in accordance with standard procedure, with his attorney regarding his removal pursuant to a previous final order by an immigration judge.’’

Omar is the second relative of President Obama living in the United States without lawful immigration status.

I wonder if he is a deportation priority.


About The Author

Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).


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