© Miri WTPOTUS January 31, 2013
Barack Obama’s illegal alien uncle is in the news again. Onyango Obama was scheduled to face a deportation hearing, right after his nephew made an important speech about immigration enforcement, as well as a “path to citizenship” for illegal aliens.
Unfortunately, it’s not going to be a timely adjudication: [emphasis added]
A Boston judge today set a Dec. 3 deportation hearing for President Obama’s uncle, Onyango Obama, to determine whether he should be forced to return to his native Kenya.
Immigration Judge Leonard I. Shapiro set the date during a brief hearing in a Boston immigration court. …
After Shapiro’s ruling, Obama’s attorney, Scott Bratton, told reporters that his client’s long-term goal is to remain in the United States. …
Despite a deportation order issued against him 21 years ago, Obama, a 68-year-old liquor store manager, stayed in Massachusetts, living and working undetected until Framingham police arrested him in August 2011 on drunken driving charges. He later admitted to sufficient facts in the case and was sentenced to a year’s probation that ends in March. …
The uncle’s hearing comes one day after President Obama called for a path to US citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, as long as they don’t have serious criminal records. …
Critics have said that Onyango Obama, who is the president’s father’s half-brother, appears to be getting special treatment. He was released from immigration detention quickly after his arrest, despite the outstanding deportation order, and then secured a federal work permit and a state hardship driver’s license, since his own was temporarily revoked, so that he could return to work at a liquor store. …
Obama came to America at age 17, in October 1963, to enroll in a Cambridge boys’ school. Federal records show he was supposed to have left the United States by Dec. 24, 1970.
Instead, Obama worked from 1973 to September 1984, when immigration officials found him, according to the court’s decision. In 1989, the judge again ordered him deported, and three years later, in 1992, the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed his appeal …
But he stayed, anyway. The Obamas do have one thing in common:
They simply don’t obey laws that they don’t like or don’t agree with.
Now we’re supposed to feel sorry for Uncle Omar because after 50 years of evading our laws, he feels at home here in the USA.
Our research indicates that not only did Uncle Omar drive drunk, evade immigration laws, and defy deportation orders, but he also avoided paying taxes and possibly used false identification to avoid being found out as an illegal alien. Are these not crimes?
How fortunate for him that his nephew placed this caveat in his speech: illegals ought to be allowed to stay as long as they don’t have “serious” criminal records.
So it all depends upon what the meaning of “serious” is. Who gets to define “serious”? You can guess.
But no matter. If, instead of the executive branch, Congress gets to define the term, and if Obama doesn’t like their definition, he will probably ignore it and issue an executive order to redefine it.
He’s already ignored settled law to allow Dreamers to stay, by executive fiat–something for which his administration is being sued. It seems that ICE agents don’t like being ordered not to perform the jobs for which We the People are paying them. Why are they even on the payroll, if Obama won’t let them do their jobs? (h/t Zenway)
Will Uncle Omar get away with it? What say you?