Why Did White House Change Story About Obama’s Relationship With Uncle?
Carney also made it clear that Onyango being approved to remain in the U.S. had “absolutely zero interference” from anyone at the White House and 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.