From yesterday’s Boston Globe front page:
Immigration lawyers surprised
President Obama’s uncle has won a new deportation hearing in Boston immigration court, more than a year after a drunken- driving arrest in Framingham revealed that he had violated a longstanding order to return to Kenya.
Last week, the Board of Immigration Appeals granted Onyango Obama’s request to reopen his immigration case based in part on his contention that his prior lawyer was ineffective, according to a government official with direct knowledge of the case. Obama’s new lawyers have also argued that the 68-year-old Obama has lived in the United States for nearly half a century and deserves a chance to make his case.
Brian P. Hale — spokesman for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is prosecuting the deportation — confirmed that the board has reopened the case but declined to elaborate.
The board’s decision raised eyebrows among immigration lawyers who say it is difficult to persuade the immigration courts to reconsider a case that involves an arrest and a flagrant violation of a deportation order, last issued in 1992.
What’s really surprising is that Boston Herald drive-by columnist Howie Carr was a day late and a dollar short on the story.
Carr’s catch-up column today:
One lucky uncle? He’ll drink to that!
There are three chances that Barack Obama’s illegal-alien Uncle Omar will be deported by his nephew’s government.
Slim, fat and none.
He’s 68, he will take a drink under extreme social pressure, and he has to wait until March before this OUI in Middlesex is erased from his record. Oh yeah, and when he was lugged in Framingham in August 2011, he said to the cops, “I think I will call the White House.”
In other words, do you know who I am?
Hey, Howie – do you know who you are?
hack (sorry, that was rude) guy who mails it in so often, you should have your own US Post Office stamp.
And a guy who just got beat by the Boring Broadsheet.
UPDATE: Michael Graham plays caboose in this piece from the op-ed page.