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Illegal Obama Uncle Had SSN, License

Obama Onyango had valid Social Security number for 19 years
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Guvner
Posted Aug 30, 2011 6:05 AM CDT
Illegal Obama Uncle Obama Onyango Probed After DUI Arrest
This Aug. 24, 2011 booking photo provided by the Framingham Police Department shows Onyango Obama,who was arrested last week for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.    (AP Photo/Framingham Police Department)

(Newser) – The headline birthers dream of—"Illegal Kenyan Immigrant Obama Busted"—has become reality with the arrest of a relative of President Obama's in Massachusetts. Obama Onyango, a half-brother of Obama's father, was charged last week with drunk driving after nearly slamming his SUV into a police car. Onyango, who told cops "I think I will call the White House," is being held without bail on a federal immigration warrant. He has previously been ordered to deport.

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Onyango—believed to be the "Uncle Omar" mentioned in Obama's memoir, Dreams From My Father—has had a valid Social Security number and Massachusetts driver’s license for at least 19 years despite being an illegal immigrant, the Boston Herald finds. The 67-year-old is the brother of the Obama aunt who won the right to stay in the US last year. When a reporter asked her about her brother's arrest, Zeituni Onyango said: "Why don’t you go to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, and ask your president? Not me," before hanging up. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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