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Uncle of President Obama wins approval to stay in US; faced deportation to Kenya

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A federal immigration judge today allowed President Obama’s uncle, Onyango “Omar” Obama to remain in the United States, following a hearing in which the name of the president was invoked by the 69-year-old Kenyan who has been living here for some 50 years.

US Immigration Judge Leonard I. Shapiro issued his ruling from the bench. He said he believed Onyango Obama was a gentleman, a good neighbor, paid his taxes, and met the criteria for legal permanent residency, commonly known as a green card.

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