Tuesday, August 30, 2011
President Obama’s 67-year-old uncle, Obama Onyango, is turning out to be a thorn in the side of “no-drama Obama” in the lead-up to the 2012 general election.
“Uncle Omar” as he’s affectionately known, is an illegal immigrant who was arrested after a near collision with a Framingham, MA cop. “Uncle Omar” was in possession of a valid Social Security number for the past 19 years, despite being in the U.S. illegally and being deported back to Kenya, the Boston Herald has learned.
Onyango, whose sister, Zeituni Onyango, made headlines when it was revealed she was an illegal immigrant living in public housing in South Boston, was wobbly legged, “slurring” and had “red and glassy eyes” when he was pulled over at 7 p.m. Wednesday on Waverly Street in Framingham.
A marked cruiser pulled him over just past the Chicken Bone saloon, near Onyango’s single-family home. Onyango, the half-brother of President Obama’s papi identified in press accounts as “Uncle Omar,” initially denied drinking but admitted having “two beers” after police said they smelled booze on his breath, according to a police report.
Onyango’s white Mitsubishi SUV was pulled over after the vehicle made a sudden right turn in front of a cruiser at a stop sign, causing Krishtal to slam on the brakes to avoid a collision. Onyango blew a .14 on the Breathalyzer and continually interrupted the officer, the report states.
Mike Rogers, a spokesman for Cleveland immigration attorney Margaret Wong, who is representing “Uncle Omar,” said he “wouldn’t know how” Onyango obtained a Social Security number. Wong is the same lawyer who represented the president’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, in her fight to win asylum last year.
Reached for a comment at her South Boston public housing complex home yesterday, Zeituni Onyango said of her brother’s arrest: “Why don’t you go to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C., and ask your president? Not me.” She then hung up on a reporter.