Obama’s Uncle Won't Be Deported

    Onyango Obama, President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, arrives at U.S. Immigration Court for a deportation hearing Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in Boston. He has lived in the United States since the 1960s, when he came here as a teenager to attend school. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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    Being related to the president has to have some perks. President Obama’s uncle Onyango “Omar” Obama will be allowed to stay in the United States, a federal immigration judge ruled on Tuesday. Obama can now get a green card and, in five years, can apply to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. Obama, 69, has lived in the U.S. since 1972, but it was discovered after a 2011 DWI arrest that he was here illegally for most of that time. The White House said last year that the president had never met this uncle, although Onyango Obama said his nephew stayed with him at his Cambridge apartment for three weeks when the president attended Harvard Law School.

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