Obama’s uncle permitted to remain in United States

President Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle, who ignored a deportation order more than two decades ago, on Tuesday was granted permission to stay in the United States.

Judge Leonard Shapiro made the decision after Onyango Obama, 69, testified that he had lived in the U.S. for 50 years, been a hard worker, paid income tax and been arrested only once.

Asked about his family in the U.S., he said he has a sister and two nieces, then added, “I do have a nephew.” Asked to name the nephew, he said, “Barack Obama,” then added, “He’s the president of the United States.”

Onyango Obama testified he has lived in the U.S. since 1963, when he entered on a student visa. He had a series of immigration hearings in the 1980s and was ordered to leave the country in 1992 but remained.

Obama told the judge he had led a quiet life, graduating from high school in Cambridge, then earning a philosophy degree at Boston University He said he has worked for years as a manager at a family-owned liquor store in Framingham, Mass


Clinton calls for clarity about intelligence gathering

Bill Clinton is calling for clarity in how countries gather intelligence. When it comes to secretly monitoring the telephone conversations or emails of world leaders, he says American agencies might have spied on leaders his administration thought were engaging in hostile acts against the U.S.

– From news service reports

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