President Obama’s uncle wins new bid to try to stay in US
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.Right. See, he's broken the law for so long, we ought to legitimize him! Makes sense, right? I mean, about as much sense as the slap-on-the-wrist "punishment" he got for driving while intoxicated, right? Oh, and all those immigration lawyers saying that appeals are almost never granted once one has committed a felony, they're all joking, right?
Now, I'm equally certain that no one in the Obama administration had any role in this. They're simply not that stupid - should, by some miracle, some proof of involvement be traced to them, it would be uncomfortable, to say the least. However, what's the likelihood that someone wishing to curry favor - or remain in favor - helped out a bit? Gee, hard to say, isn't it?
And here's something I'm curious about. We hear about this story because it's local - this city is about an hour away from me. Is there anything at all in the national level about this? I'm guessing not - on a very superficial level it's another story about an illegal immigrant, not much to see here. But I'm going to once again play the "let's pretend" game. Let's pretend that George W. Bush's uncle got arrested for driving while intoxicated. Now imagine that he got a slap on the wrist. Do you think that the media would have ignored the story? This one's not that rhetorical, though - remember the brouhaha with Jenna and drinking while underage? Yeah, that was a national story.
But no, there's no media bias, nosirree bob...
That is all.