Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Confirmation: Immigration Detainer on President Obama's Uncle Omar

The Associated Press finally picked up on this story.  I haven't seen anything about it on any of the major networks.  I'm still trying to figure out why this isn't bigger news, especially considering the fact that it comes on the heels of the issuance of the administration's recent policy annoucement.  To my knowledge the President hasn't commented on the story, although the White House has confirmed Unlce Omar's identity as the President's uncle.

In any event, the AP confirms that Uncle Omar is being held without bail and that an immigration detainer has been issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Court documents reflect that Uncle Omar is subject to a previous deportation or removal order.

Click here to read the arrest report.

Uncle Omar was mentioned in President Obama's book "Dreams from My Father" as "the uncle who had left for America twenty-five years ago and had never come back." We shall see if the time has come for Uncle Omar to finally go back to Kenya, or if the Administration will use its discretionary authority to stay his removal.

Click here to read the rest of the story.


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