President Obama’s undocumented uncle jailed over DUI
Out of status and out of the family loop
By: DARA KELLY | Published Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 7:25 AM | Updated Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 9:10 AM
Like an increasing number of Americans nowadays, it seems even President Barack Obama has a relative with an immigration problem.
According to a report in The Daily Mail
this week, President Obama's 'Uncle Omar' is being held on suspicion of being in the US illegally after he was allegedly being caught for a DUI.
Onyango Obama, 67, an estranged relative of the president who moved to the U.S. in the 1960's, narrowly avoided crashing his 4x4 truck into a police car while being almost two times over the legal limit, prosecutors claimed.
After his arrest a judge ordered Mr Obama be remanded in custody because of an outstanding warrant for his arrest due to his immigration status.
President Obama wrote in his 1995 book Dreams from My Father that Onyango Obama was 'the uncle who left for America 25 years ago and had never come back.'
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has previously ordered that Obama should be deported back to Kenya. In court he pleaded not guilty.