CLEVELAND – A U.S. immigration court has granted asylum to President Obama’s African aunt, allowing her to stay in the country and setting her on the road to citizenship after years of legal wrangling, her attorneys announced Monday.

The decision was made by a judge in U.S. Immigration Court in Boston and mailed out Friday. It comes three months after Kenya native Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of Obama’s late father, testified at a closed hearing in Boston.

Her lawyer said last year that Onyango first applied for asylum “due to violence in Kenya.”