Jailbird Uncle Omar Sprung from the Slammer

imageOh, look. The President’s drunk-driving illegal alien uncle, Oyango Obama, has been released from jail, with no forwarding address for the public. What a surprise. Out of sight, out of mind, the suits must think.

White House press secretary Jay Carney promised the mysterious relative’s situation would be “handled like any other immigration case” so Oyongo-gate may be just another marker of Obama administration non-enforcement.

Drunk drivers are dangerous people; for example, in 2009 10,839 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes, and illegal aliens are frequent practitioners. But the authorities continue to treat drunk drivers as a nuisance only, particularly when the perps are illegal aliens. Their arrest should prompt immediate deportation or further prosecution — if public safety were valued by political leaders.

At least Uncle Omar didn’t kill anyone, as so many other foreigners have in our country.

Another item of interest is that Uncle Omar came as a college student, because Washington elites think education is a cheap way to teach foreigners to like America (e.g. 690,923 studied during the 2009/10 academic year). The problem is how frequently the auslanders like America too much and never leave.

Obama’s uncle quietly released from jail, Boston Globe, September 9, 2011

US officials refused to disclose any other information about Onyango Obama, who remained in the United States undetected until Framingham police arrested him Aug. 24 on drunken driving and other charges.

Yesterday, federal immigration officials refused to say whether the 67-year-old Framingham resident posted bond, whether they are keeping track of his whereabouts, or even whether they are still seeking his deportation, raising questions about public accountability in the case.

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement website confirmed Obama’s release by listing him as “not in custody.”

Although the website confirmed it, Brian P. Hale, an agency spokesman, said he would not comment on the case because privacy laws and the agency’s policies prohibit it. He said the database is accurate, however.

As a result of the immigration agency’s refusal to discuss the case, it is unclear what happened to Obama after he left the Plymouth County House of Correction – or whether he could be returned to jail.

An official at the Plymouth County House of Correction who would not give his name said yesterday afternoon that Obama was no longer in custody. He had been taken to Burlington, where US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has offices, he said.

In Framingham, the people who shared a modest frame house with Obama on a residential street said they did not know where he was. A co-worker at Conti Liquors, where Obama worked, said they had not heard of his release.

His Cleveland lawyers, Margaret Wong and Scott Bratton, were unavailable for comment, and an assistant said they had not been notified that he was released.

Onyango Obama was the half-brother of the president’s late father. At the time of his arrest, Obama allegedly told Framingham police, “I think I will call the White House” to arrange bail.

But last week the White House press secretary, Jay Carney, said the president did not expect his uncle to receive special treatment.

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors tougher limits on immigration, said the immigration agency should be more transparent, especially in a case involving a relative of the president. She said the public deserves to know the circumstances of Obama’s release, since he violated a deportation order and is accused of drunken driving. In a criminal court, she said, that would be public information.

Obama pleaded not guilty in Framingham District Court to charges of drunken driving, negligent operation, and failing to yield.

“This whole nonsense about privacy is a policy,” Vaughan said. “It’s not the law. It’s a choice that [the immigration agency] is making. I think it’s very cowardly on [the agency's] part, to be honest. Their behavior shows that they don’t want to be accountable to anybody.” Continue reading this article