Agence France-PresseDecember 3, 2013 19:47
A 69-year-old uncle of President Barack Obama was on Tuesday granted the right to remain in the United States permanently after a federal court ruling, his lawyer revealed.
Kenya-born Onyango Obama arrived in the United States in October 1963 on a student visa and has lived in the Boston region ever since, attorney Margaret Wong said in a statement.
At a hearing before immigration judge Leonard Shapiro, Obama testified that his nephew was the US President.
"I do have a nephew," he was quoted as saying by The Boston Globe. "He's the president of the United States."