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Onyango Obama, the half brother of the President’s late father, has been issued a new deportation hearing after the Board of Immigration Appeals ordered the agency running the U.S. immigration court system to review his case.

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Onyango Obama, who is originally from Kenya but has lived in the U.S. for decades, was ordered by an immigration judge to leave the country in 1992 after failing to renew an application to remain in the States. While sources couldn’t reach Obama’s Cleveland-based attorney, P. Scott Bratton, for comment about the situation, he did speak out about the deportation previously.

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Bratton previously said Obama’s deportation order was caused by a technical error. He said Obama, 68, moved to the United States as a teenager in the early 1960s to live with a host family and attend school.

According to the Associated Press, the President’s uncle ran into his immigration issues shortly after being arrested for drunk driving last year:

A judge continued the case for one year without a finding, so if Obama doesn’t get arrested during that time the charge will be dismissed. The judge also ordered him to attend a driver alcohol education program.

Obama, after he was arrested in the driving case and was asked if he wanted to make a phone call to arrange for bail, said, “I think I will call the White House,” according to a police report. But he has had no contact with the White House about the case, his lawyer said.

The White House said it expected his arrest to be handled like any other.

SOURCE: Yahoo News