|Onyango Obama, 2011 (MetroWest Daily News, Ken McGagh)|
BOSTON -- President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle was expected to appear at a deportation hearing to argue that he should be allowed to stay in the United States despite a 21-year-old order to leave the country.
He is the second Obama family member to be found living illegally in the United States. His sister, Zeituni Onyango, the president's aunt, made headlines when she was granted asylum in 2010 after her first asylum request in 2002 was rejected and she was ordered deported in 2004.
Color me immigration stupid, but how do they remain and work in the US after being told to leave the Country - and - how does someone who has never paid taxes receive disability? Zeituni was granted asylum in 2010 because a Judge declared it would be too dangerous for her to return to Kenya.
Onyango, the half sister of Obama's late father, still lives in public housing and collects $700 monthly disability. She doesn't work, but said she volunteers time at the Boys and Girls Club and with the Boston Housing Authority.