John Zaremba at the Boston Herald reports:
Onyango Obama, the president’s illegal-immigrant uncle, will have his final immigration hearing on Dec. 3, an immigration judge in Boston ruled this afternoon.
Obama, who had his case reopened last year after being arrested by Framingham police, will then be able to fight a decades-old deportation order.
“Everybody wants to stay in America,” Obama’s attorney Scott Bratton said after the hearing.
Authorities ordered him deported in 1992, but he never left and instead lived quietly in Framingham as a liquor-store clerk. His immigration status came to light in the summer of 2011, when Framingham police arrested him for drunken driving. He famously quipped during booking that he would call the White House.
After fighting the case aggressively, he admitted in court last year that police had a strong case against him, and had the charges continued without a finding.
Obama went before immigration Judge Leonard I. Shapiro.
President's illegal-immigrant uncle final deportation hearing Dec. 3,