U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials plan to pursue its deportation case against Onyango Obama, the president’s uncle, who works at
Last week, Obama, 67,
“Now that Mr. Onyango’s criminal case has completed, ICE has communicated, in accordance with standard procedure, with the attorney of record regarding his removal pursuant to a previous final order by an immigration judge,” Brian P. Hale, Director of Public Affairs for ICE, said in a statement.
Obama was granted a hardship license earlier this week from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles so her can get to his employment.
Obama is the half-brother of President Obama’s late father, and the older brother of Zeituni Onyango, who was granted asylum in 2010.
, scored his limited license Tuesday from the Registry’s Wilmington branch, after convincing a hearing officer that life without wheels would have posed an undue hardship on his livelihood as a liquor-store manager.
Obama bolstered his case with a letter from his employer, Conti Liquors, as well as proof that he’d enrolled in an alcohol-treatment program, reported the Boston Herald.
“He met all of the criteria,” Massachusetts Department of Transportation press secretary Sara Lavoie told the Boston Herald.
Of the state’s decision to award Obama a license even though the federal government considers him an illegal alien, Lavoie would only say, “Registry business is based on Registry records.”
Applicants for a Massachusetts driver's license are required to present a verifiable Social Security number.