A memo from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) revealing that the Obama Administration granted a stay of deportation for his illegal alien uncle Onyango Obama was released today by Judicial Watch. The stay was given despite the fact that Onyango Obama was arrested on DUI charges in April of 2011.
The timeline of how Barack Obama’s uncle has illegally resided in the United States for twenty years and given preferential treatment by the Administration’s refusal to deport him looks like this:
Onyango Obama was first ordered out of the country in 1989, dring the George H. Bush Administration. His deportation proceedings concluded before the Board of Immigration Appeals on January 29, 1992, where he was supposed to clear out.
He never did.
Flash forward eighteen years. On June 30, 2010, John Morton, Obama’s director of ICE, sent a memo to all ICE employees telling local immigration officials to use their discretion in “prioritizing” illegal immigration deportation cases.
One could venture to guess “prioritizing” meant Onyango went to the bottom of the list.
One year later, on July 17, 2011, Morton followed up with another memo to all field officers, special agents and to the chief counsel further defining the term “prosecutorial discretion,” which asked immigration officials to focus on illegal aliens convicted of crimes.
Bingo! One month later, Onyango Obama was arrested in August 2011 on drunken driving charges in Framingham, Massachusetts. Of course, Onyango, upon his arrest, said his one phone call would be to the White House.
Mr. Morton and the Obama Administration somehow failed to go after this particular illegal alien criminal.
Then, on March 27, 2012, the Framingham Massachusetts District Court found Onyango guilty, which was easy because Onyango Obama admitted to the Framingham District Court that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him. ICE officials claimed they intended to continue deportation proceedings against Obama, but they allowed Onyango to seek the reopening of his deportation proceedings.
Onyango didn’t, and so ICE required Onyango to report to them on April 12, 2012. But then, incredibly, ICE said, “Absent a change in circumstances, ICE does not intend to deport him at the time of his April 12 appointment.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said,
“It certainly appears that Obama’s uncle is receiving favorable treatment from the Obama administration. ICE should have deported Onyango immediately, especially after his DUI. We now know that the Obama administration decided not to deport Obama’s uncle despite his being a criminal and being on the lam for at least 20 years.”
Just what does it take for an Obama relative who is an illegal alien with a criminal record and has escaped deportation for twenty years to be deported?
In any confrontation between the law of the land and Barack Obama, bet on Obama.