Friday, November 7, 2008

Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango

Obama's aunt plans to fight deportation order
Austin American Statesman

November 8, 2008

BOSTON — President-elect Barack Obama's aunt intends to fight a deportation order and hopes to remain in the U.S., her immigration lawyer said Friday.

Zeituni Onyango, 56, who is the half-sister of Obama's father, was ordered to leave the country in 2004 by an immigration judge who rejected her request for asylum from her native Kenya.

Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong said Friday she might file a motion to reopen Onyango's case or file an appeal for her to stay on humanitarian grounds.

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