Monday, August 29, 2011

Obama's Uncle Omar Arrested; Next Step, Amnesty Or Asylum?

Another of President Obama's Kenyan relatives has been arrested in Massachusetts after living there illegally for decades. First it was Obama's Aunt Zeituni, who defied multiple deportation orders for several years until Immigration Judge Leonard I. Shapiro granted her asylum and legal residency in May 2010. Now, it's Obama's Uncle Omar, who got busted for drunk driving in Framingham last week and is being held without bail on an old federal immigration warrant.

An illegal immigrant from Kenya busted for drunken driving after nearly striking a cop car in Framingham is the uncle of President Obama, the Herald has learned.

Obama Onyango told cops he wanted to “call the White House” after he was nabbed for OUI Aug. 24 after nearly plowing his SUV into a police cruiser. He was arraigned Thursday and was ordered held without bail because he was wanted on a federal immigration warrant, officials said.

Mike Rogers, a spokesman for Cleveland immigration attorney Margaret Wong, who is representing Onyango, confirmed that the 67-year-old is the president’s uncle. Wong is the same lawyer who represented the president’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, in her fight to win asylum last year.

Reached at her apartment in a South Boston public housing complex today, Zeituni Onyango said of her brother’s arrest: “Why don’t you go to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washingon, D.C. and ask your president? Not me.” She then hung up on a reporter.

[TSB note: That is an excellent idea. I will wait for the White House press corps to ask the President's spokesman about Uncle Omar.]

The White House also did not respond to a request for comment.

Zeituni and Obama Onyango are brother and sister, Rogers told the Herald today.

The two are the children of the president’s grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, and his third wife, Sarah, according to the London Times.

The Times also reported that Obama Onyango is the man referred to as “Uncle Omar” in the president’s 1995 book, “Dreams from My Father.” In the book, President Obama writes about his Uncle Omar as “the uncle who had left for America 25 years ago and had never come back.”

Sarah Obama is called “granny” by the president because she raised his father, Barack Obama Sr., whose mother was Hussein Obama’s second wife, Akumu, the Times reported.

Somehow, I don't feel up to doing the mental math involved in understanding that family tree. First, second, and third wives ... aunts and uncles however many times removed ... half (quarter?) brothers and sisters ... who knows about the cousins? It's more than a simple monogamist like me can comprehend.

But one thing I do understand. There is no chance, no chance at all, that Uncle Omar will ever come back from America.


Anonymous said...

TSB: This could be one of Obama's
cousins. Same MO, Marc Hussein Leibrecht III, asked for the same lawyer, bail $100,000, 400 hp BMW.

At least Carney is being asked about a possible Hillary primary challenge.
Did you see that? I think they's worried!!! gwb

TSB said...

Only in Malibu would they say "the patrol car will have to be recycled." Anywhere else it would be scraped.

Anonymous said...

TSB: Some Dem is going to challenge
Obama cause he is sinking so fast. Who do you think it will be?? gwb

TSB said...

I guess some fringe Left-Puritan, like Bernard Sanders, will challenge Obama, but I think no one in the mainstream will dare to so much as criticize him.

He got this far in life because everyone in his circles gives him a pass. I don't suppose that will change next year.

Anonymous said...

I don't think any MSNBC regular will challenge "King Ear" (that's a play on King Lear) because it will take a big $$$ raiser with incredible ambition, experience and acting ability. When the masses feel doomed they will turn again to "Hill&Bill".
I can hardly wait to see her health care plan this time! gwb

TSB said...

Hillary? I couldn't get that lucky.

Anonymous said...

Me neither! I promise I will sell my TV if she runs. gwb

Obama has signalled he will approve the TAR SANDS PIPELINE (from N. Canada to Houston) because it will have no environmental impact.. and continues arresting 100/day for blocking the sidewalk outside his house to protest.