Obama's Aunt Can Stay in US

Zeituni Onyango granted asylum
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2010 1:40 PM CDT
In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 photo, President Obama's aunt, Zeituni Onyango, speaks to The Associated Press during an interview in her home in Boston. Framed photographs of President Obama, top, and...   (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama's aunt, has received permission to stay in the US. An immigration judge granted Zeituni Onyango's plea for asylum today, agreeing with her lawyer's arguments that she would face tribal violence if she returned home to Kenya. Oyanga was not well known to her nephew, but she became a focus of attention during the 2008 campaign after she defied a deportation order and filed for asylum, the Boston Globe reports.

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