The White House is covering up their lies and changing the facts about Barack Obama’s relationship with his Kenyan-born uncle, Onyango. After stating that Barack had never met his uncle, White House officials confirmed that they briefly lived together in the ’80s while the President attended law school in Cambridge. But perhaps the most shocking detail is that White House officials never actually asked Obama about their relationship and simply went to the media with false statements presented as facts. Onyango was recently granted permission to remain in the U.S., despite ignoring deportation orders for two decades and getting arrested for DUI.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that nobody had actually asked Barack directly about his relationship with Onyango and went off information he provided in his 2004 memoir. Carney confirmed that they briefly lived together while Barack went to law school in Cambridge and transitioned into a new apartment, However, he also said that “they saw each other once every few months, while the President was in Cambridge, and then after law school, they gradually fell out of touch. The President has not seen Omar Obama in 20 years, has not spoken with him in roughly ten years.”
Carney also denied the White House pulled any strings in getting Onyango to remain in the U.S., claiming there was “absolutely zero interference” from anyone at the White House and that the situation was handled entirely by immigration officials. Onyango was permitted to stay based on a law that grants green cards to foreigners who arrived in the U.S before 1972, provided that they are of good moral character. After arriving in the U.S to attend an elite Boston boarding school in 1963, Onyango was supposed to return to Kenya in 1970. However, he continued to stay and was ultimately asked to leave the country after being denied green card access in the 1980s, largely due to the fact that he lied to immigration officials about being employed.
From 2000-2011, he worked at a convenience store in a Boston suburb, but his deportation order came to light after the DUI arrest. But now that he has been approved to stay by a judge, he may apply for U.S. citizenship in five years.