Obama’s Uncle Arrested For Drunk Driving In Framingham

BOSTON (CBS) – An illegal immigrant from Kenya who was arrested for drunk driving in Framingham recently is an uncle of President Barack Obama, the White House confirmed to CBS News.

Onyango Obama, also known as Uncle Omar, was arrested last Wednesday, August 24 after police say he nearly ran his SUV into a police cruiser and later failed several sobriety tests outside a restaurant on Route 135 in Framingham.

Police said the 67-year-old ran a stop sign and was drunk when they pulled him over.

Documents obtained by WBZ-TV show when Onynago was asked if he wanted to make a phone call following his arrest, he responded, “I think I will call the White House.”

WBZ-TV’s Joe Shortsleeve reports

The White House confirmed to CBS News that Onyango Obama is the half-brother of the president’s father. He is also the older brother of President Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, who lived for years illegally in South Boston. She told WBZ-TV in September 2010 after being granted asylum that the United States has an “obligation” to grant her citizenship.

WBZ-TV has confirmed that Onyango Obama is represented by Margaret Wong, the same Cleveland-based attorney who helped Zeituni Onyango get asylum in the United States last year.

Onyango Obama gave his address as 37 Charles Street in Framingham. A young man who answered the door says he was not allowed to answer any questions.

Neighbors said Onyango Obama always appeared to be friendly and outgoing.

WBZ-TV has confirmed that Onyango Obama is in the custody of federal agents, most likely in Boston, because he now faces possible deportation. It is believed he entered this country from Kenya some 41 years ago.

In the president’s book “Dreams from my Father,” there is a reference to an uncle who left and never came back.

WBZ-TV’s Joe Shortsleeve contributed to this report.

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  1. timma says:

    is anyone in his family here legally?

  2. John A says:

    No wonder “The Messiah” wants to grant amnesty to the “illegals” and get them on the gravy train. Don’t try and convince me that The Govt, with all it’s assets and abilities couldn’t find Obama’s illegal Aunt and Uncle if they really wanted to.

  3. JCA says:

    If they would just follow the LAW, as written….the feds would find ALL illegals. We all know that isn’t going to happen, it’s too big of a voting block for the donkeys :).

  4. george hand says:

    Now Dan Rea no longer has to say “Onyango Obama, not President Obama” and can instead say “Not President Obama’s aunt but President Obama’s uncle!”.

  5. Joan Hogan says:

    Well You cannot Blame President Obama for His relatives Mishaps or Illegal
    Immmigration Status. If you Remember Former President George Bush has a
    Substance Abuse History, As wellas, His Daughter. President Bush Was Caught Drunk Driving In the State Of Maine. I Do not see anyone making Comments About Bush and his Family.

    1. Chekker says:

      Bush’s relatives were not here ILLEGALLY, nor where they living on tax payer handouts. Soes this guy look like he has a job and pays taxes? By the way, Obamas father killed a woman drunk driving in Kenya, so despite your best wishes, this is news and it is disgusting all around. A young man was just killed in Milford a week ago by a drunk driver who was in the US illegally.

      At this point we should have to pay for OBAMA’s relatives, President Obama is wealthy and should be supporting his relatives who are here illegally, not the tax payers. Its tiring listening to the Obama apologists. You have crucified Bush for much less. Wrong is wrong is wrong so deal with it.

      1. Derrick says:

        Laura Bush is a drunk driving murderer as well.

      2. bengit100 says:

        Mrs Bush also killed a young man in car crash, when she was in the late teens, didn’t spend one second in jail, it was covered up, even though there was proof she ran a stop sign. Every family have issues in thier lives. I am not sayingMr O uncle shouldn’t be punished , I feel there are two system of justice. One for the Rich who never are punish for thier crimes even though they just as bad or sometimes worst, that poor people.

    2. abdul kareem jabbar says:

      im surprised our government run propaganda machine media even elected to show us this article at all… god forbid we talk about the communist and his communist party disguised as democrats…….thats why i usually read all the worlds news and not bother listening to our propaganda machine… they wanna brain wash you into believing their agenda

      1. AmericanCitizen says:

        So tru. Adul. The media casually leaves out real news that citizens of this country should really hear.

        This administration is trying to take our rights away one step at a time. Communism at it’s best. Take from the hard-working and give to the lazy.

        and when people step up to say enough is enough, they label them terrorists and racists which couldn’t be farther from the truth.

    3. A says:

      @ Joan
      Can’t speak for everyone, only myself.

      I don’t blame Obama for anything thing in this case. I blame the federal government for their complete lack in enforcing their own laws

    4. baba booey says:

      And don’t forget to mention Laura Bush’s car accident which killed a pedestrian…

    5. HDgal says:

      No comparison, Bush is not an illegal alien. Also, he did not try and run over a cop.

    6. Bob L says:

      No one made comments about former President Bush….. are you kidding??

    7. Gloria says:

      And Laura Bush takes top prize for HER mishaps.

      1. A says:

        @ Gloria
        Since this debate has become a fight over which party has the biggest mishaps and you lunge at the Republicans

        One word for you : KENNEDY

        There – for every mishap you find on any republican, I will give you 10 and all within the same damn family

      2. Don Winn says:

        This is not which party has the biggest mishaps , this is about first President who hasd illegal here and enjoy ouur tax payer money, and acted stupidly, then want to call the white house.
        Did we vote for his family members as well even though they are illegally to live here? Can we blame on Bush for this, I guess you say yes.
        Is this drunk driving guy must be respected by all american? .

        What a whining Presisident and his followers.

      3. Don Winn says:

        Hi Gloria,

        This is not which party has the biggest mishaps , this is about first President who hasd illegal here and enjoy ouur tax payer money, and acted stupidly, then want to call the white house.
        Did we vote for his family members as well even though they are illegally to live here? Can we blame on Bush for this, I guess you say yes.
        Is this drunk driving guy must be respected by all american? .

        What a whining Presisident and his followers.

        GROW UP PLEASE !

      4. JohnC says:

        Joe Kennedy gave his life on a bombing mission in WW2 so that you would have the freedom to beat on his family.

      5. A says:

        My bad. I forgot the Cardinal Rule of MA

        “Thou shall not speak ill of thy Kennedy’s”

        You need to learn a little about American history there my dear John. Allow me – an immigrant to expand

        While I appreciate Joe Kennedy’s sacrifice, his life on a bombing mission during WW2 did not grant me free speech. That was was folks like Paul Revere, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin who did that. US Declaration of Independence, US Constitution etc – I am sure you are familiar with those

        But since you brought up WW2, you must be of age, might even old enough to remember WW2.

        So it shouldn’t be a problem for you to remember these two names either. Least of all defending the mighty Kennedy’s

        Mary Jo Kopechne
        Martha Moxley

        Google is allowed and then feel free to come back and we will discuss from there

    8. Joe Jadczak says:

      Yea Blame Bush again..LOL!! Don’t you guys have anything better to put out there?..LOL!!

    9. OpinionChick says:

      Joan…get off the Bush bandwagon and just deal with the issue at hand. Obama has illegal family living on taxpayer money. If the guy can call the White House…that means Obama knew the guy was in Boston….same as his aunt. That means he knows his family is living illegally off our money. So his aunt got asylum? what for…they wont beat her up for going home. Asylum is for if you are in danger of going home.

  6. JC says:

    Was it Ripple, Boone’s Farm or Thunderbird?

  7. FireGuyFrank says:

    It seems the president used all his good luck to get elected to the Senate, then the Presidency. He can’t buy a break right now.

    What a shame. So much hope and change to get where he is. In fact, he’s three years in with less hope and obviously, no change from any other politician.

  8. YouDrankTheKoolAid says:

    First he has his Illegal Immigrant Kenyan Aunt given AMNESTY, now his Illegal Immigrant Uncle is busted for DUI as well as defying ICE Deportation Orders…

    Barack HUSSEIN Obama – the ONLY US President with two Illegal Immigrant family members living in the US,…

    1. LM says:

      I bet there are a lot more than that. But it explains why he and his administration are hell bent on changing ICE policy so they have their hands tied when it comes to deportation. Wake up America – this man is President not KING.

  9. ObamaDRUNK says:

    Someone who hook up old Oyango with Michelle Obama. Maybe she can share some of her expensive vodka and martinis with him.

    1. HDgal says:

      I wonder if Michelle drinks Grey Goose or Cossack!!

  10. A says:

    In the summer of 1999 I arrived in this country on a legally obtained visa.
    Since then I have followed the US Immigration’s procedures, rules and regulations and now enjoy being a US Citizen.

    Can anyone please explain to me why I did that ? Why did I spend so much money in legal fee’s, application fee’s etc when the Federal/State government obviously have no interest in actually enforcing the Immigration Laws

    Ahh, the money I could have saved.

    1. OpinionChick says:

      Well you did it the right way. That is why this is all so disgusting…Obama can break rules with his family and they all get a pass. Just feel good about yourself that you did it all right.

    2. bengit100 says:

      When you say you went through the legal system and paid money to get your citzenship, isn’t that normal? I also did the right way, and I also paid the necessary fees to become a citizen. People come to the US, for an opportunity to have better llife, and I assume that illegal immigrants are hoping for the same thing.Think back A, an look into your heart, because you know what its like, tor you when wanted an opportunity to live here. Not all immigrants a criminal, in fact it is a small percentage, and yes they should be punished for any crimes they commit, Just as it should be for any criminal. I think as far the President’s uncle is concerned, it seems he was just name dropping. I had many uncles to drank to much, and after while you realize you can’t anything to help them, they are just on their own, He did commit a crime in fact two, bieng an illegal. So he should be punish and deported,that correct punishment. They are hard working Immigrants, some came as young children and they only know life in America, they had no choice in the matter, for those people, they should be given a part to citizenship

      1. Dan Moreau says:

        you better learn how to write

    3. LM says:

      Well, I am so glad you did! People like you are the reason we welcome LEGAL immigrants to this country. You are now part of our country and people will respect you for doing it the right way!

  11. Perks210 says:

    He is arrested in Framingham Mass – and it takes an Australian newspaper to figure out he is the President’s uncle? Really?

    1. LM says:

      I was thinking the same exaxt thing. Perhaps ICE wasn’t allowed to leak it to the American Press.

  12. Bob Nelson says:

    Word now is that Mr. Obama had a valid social security number and driver’s license–despite being an illegal alien. You may recall in the 1980s the Dukakis administration attempted to get FAKE Social Security numbers to illegal aliens so they could get on welfare. How “Omar/Onyango” Obama got an SSN and driv lic despite being an illegal–we’ll have to find out.

  13. abdul kareem jabbar says:

    they can all be future presidents for this nation turning communist fast

  14. George Boykin says:

    Poor Uncle Omar! If he was somebody other than The Great Obungler’s uncle, he’d be at home right now chugging down a “cold one.”

  15. B says:

    America, The only country in the world where the word “Illegal” means nothing unless your a US Citizen.

  16. yamstar1 says:

    Well maybe he can move in with Auntie Z in the government (yes you and me) provided housing and they can have a combination family reunion/beer summit to discuss how to further destroy the immigration laws. To quote the late Dapper; “it makes ya sick!” But not to worry WBZ, CBS, ABC et. al will continue to carry the Obama family’s water.

  17. MetalElf says:

    What? Does he have his whole village tribe here! That’s what happens when we elect Ubangis for presidents.

  18. A says:

    Do you think Deval Patrick will come out and say that this is not an Illegal Immigration issue but just another DRUNK and we should throw the book at him too?

    When will it end.

  19. Alan says:

    There’s no way for President Obama to win this one. If he helps his uncle, it’s rank abuse of his station. If he doesn’t, he’s a heartless monster with no affection for his own family.

    We’ve all got those hapless, embarrassing family members but most of us a lucky enough not to be held accountable for all their hapless, embarrassing misadventures.

    1. marcia says:

      we have not ALL been vetted to be POTUS!

    2. OpinionChick says:

      True Allen…I have mine. The only difference…they are all legal.

  20. HDgal says:

    And how come they both settled in Mass.????

  21. HDgal says:

    If Deval insists on keeping this illegal alien drunk, then Deval has to be recalled.
    Enough is enough with coddling this ilk, get him out of here to Kenya, where he belongs. Is he on the dole too? No wonder this country is bankrupt. Thanks,
    liberals, you sure know how to ruin a good country.

    1. devalisaPOS says:

      or we can find some drunk illegals to follow deval and let them crash into him. Maybe then deval will CHANGE the way he harbors illegals in massachusetts

  22. Dar Dar says:

    I am seriously concerned for the arresting officers career and the consequences of arresting the Presidents Uncle. I expect the kool aid drinking propaganda machine will be exposing this officer as a racist , closet tea party member, who targeted the family of the President. I didn’t vote for Bush or Obama and I dont agree with comparing both failures and their dysfunctional families. What part of illegal do some people fail to understand? How many of these illegal aliens or Presidents relatives are we supporting in Deval’s.Socialist Parasites I meant Paradise

  23. John D Lamb says:

    Comments please.

  24. jaygee says:

    Not for anything but does anyone know just how many people with the name Obama have entered this country illegally? The aunt got a reprieve and somehow even get’s a check every month from Social Security. What a great country we live in where such things can take place.

  25. Khoa Winn says:

    What a stupit people who needs to grow up, blame everything on Bush, if your President kêps blaming on Bush so why did he want to be a President for, just enjoy vacation and bring that stupid abuser here and we all have to pay for?
    Anything thing wrong from Obama, you bring Bush to compare, you need to know Bush is a real American..
    The Real American, please don’t spend your time to discuss with these crying babies, and they might blame on you as: Discrimination, remember he is black if you say anything wrong about him and these disgust people, but you VOTED for this guy (your President) who represents us to apology to the world.and trying to created large government as China is.

    DISCIMINATION ! WATCH OUT, CRYING BABY ONLY KNOW HOW TO CRYING AND WHINING, PRESIDENT IS INCLUDED.
    Grow up

  26. DONWINN says:

    WE SHOULD BLAME ON BUSH NOT OBAMA, BECAUSE EVERYTHING HE DOES WRONG ARE BECAUSE BUSH, THAT’S WHAT YOU VOTED FOR.
    IF NOT, YOUR ARE DISCRIMINATED, BECAUSE HE IS A BLACK GUY.

    I HOPE THIS IS AN ANSWER TO ALL OF YOU.

    WHAT OBAME SHOULD DO IS JUST ENJOY HIS LIFE FOR NOW AND VBRING ALL RERLATIVE HERE, AND WE ALLL PAY FOR THEM TO ENJOY THEIR LIFE, EVEN THOUGH IF THIS BLACK GUY KILL ANY AMERICAN IS BECAUSE BUSH TOO , OBAMA CANNOT BE BLAMED FOR ANYTHING, ALL ARE BUSH PROBLEMS ONLY, THAT’S WHY YOU VOTED FOR, IF YOU DO, YOUR ARE DISCRIMINATED AND BE IN JAIL LIKE IN CHINA .

    GROW UP WHINERS !

  27. JohnC says:

    I am not sure how long President Obama’s aunt has been here illegally, but his uncle beat it out of Kenya when Barack was a toddler. Both should be deported, but to blame our President for the their being here is absurd.

  28. JohnC says:

    I am not sure how long President Obams’s aunt has been in the US illegally, but his Uncle beat it out of Kenya when Barack was a toddler. To blame Barack Obama for his uncle’s presence in the United States is absurd.

    1. JohnC says:

      Sorry for the double post.

  29. Hondo says:

    Since we are in Mass shouldnt we add a certain Kennedy ? Or is it just the Bushs we are going to bash ?

  30. petem says:

    I can always count on the hidden racists to pop out their holes whenever a story about the President comes out. Did anyone bother to loo at the indication that this man has been in this country for around 40 years? what in holy hell does this have to do with the President, except of course to give all you trolls something to write about.

  31. Joe says:

    Dear A,

    Thank you for coming to our country in the proper way. We welcome you and other legal immigrants as our grandparents were welcomed years ago. However, I must inform you of a few unfortunate realities of our country. There are many times when something will seem unfair and immoral. Don’t be alarmed, these feelings are accurate. While most, like yourself, do things the “right way”, Sometimes people beat or cheat the rules of our country.

    They are usually based on one or more of the following three things.

    1) Politics, power or money.

    2) Who you know and how much money and power you or that person has.

    3) Lastly and mostly applying to women, the all time American favorite…. who you blow. Call me what you want but everyone who reads this knows its true. Don’t shoot the messenger!

  32. Joe says:

    Dear A,

    First of all, welcome to America and thank you for coming to our country in the proper way. I know it is easier too live here illegally and not follow the process. We welcome you and other legal immigrants as our parents and grandparents were welcomed years ago.

    However, I must inform you of a few unfortunate realities of our country. There are many times when something will seem unfair and immoral. Don’t be alarmed, these feelings are normal and accurate. While most, like yourself, do things the “right way”, Sometimes people beat or cheat the rules of our country.

    They are usually based on one or more of the following three things.

    1) Politics, power or money.

    2) Who you know and how much money and power you or that person has.

    3) Lastly and mostly applying to women, the all time American favorite…. who you blow. Call me what you want but everyone who reads this knows its true. Don’t shoot the messenger!

    But, don’t let that get you down. It’s still the greatest country on the planet!

  33. Willow says:

    The important issue here is that we have laws that are not being enforced. Why have them? There are many illegals in this country, and as we know, some are family members of our president. No matter who they are related to, they are here illegally and should be deported. I wonder how much money would be saved if all illegals were deported. I still don’t understand why it’s a violation of an illegal’s rights to ask them to prove legal status. That is not ethnic profiling. There is nothing to deter many others from entering the country illegally when laws are not enforced. When they talk about cuts to Social Security, especially from those who have worked all their lives in this country legally, it really makes me angry. I’ve worked all my life from a young age, and Auntie, and possibly Uncle, are collecting money they’ve never worked for. It’s time for Americans to stand up and take their country back.

    Sorry, my mind is all over the place because I’m so angry.

  34. Joe says:

    Dear A,

    First of all, welcome to America and thank you for coming to our country in the proper way. I know it is easier too live here illegally and not follow the process. We welcome you and other legal immigrants as our parents and grandparents were welcomed years ago.

    However, I must inform you of a few unfortunate realities of our country. There are many times when something will seem unfair and immoral. Don’t be alarmed, these feelings are normal and accurate. While most, like yourself, do things the “right way”, Sometimes people beat or cheat the rules of our country.

    They are usually based on one or more of the following three things.

    1) Politics, power or money.

    2) Who you know and how much money and power you or that person has.

    3) Lastly and mostly applying to women, the all time American favorite…. who you blow. Call me what you want but everyone who reads this knows its true. Don’t shoot the messenger!

    But, don’t let that get you down. Even with our faults we are still the greatest country on the planet!

  35. Joe says:

    All one needs to do too understand the “system” is watch the interview with Aunt Zeituni. As an American , it is embarrassing too listen to the arrogant tone and sense of righteous entitlement in her voice. That tone starts at the top with progressive politicians who personally benefit from the political support and votes they receive in return.

  36. taxedout says:

    How many relative does Obama have???? Strange they all show up in Mass for some reason…Oh that’s right We pay for it!!!! Get ready for another one tell you it’s their Right to live here and for you to support them…idiot state, idiot people!!!

  37. response says:

    I call a beer summit for all illegals at 1600 pennsylvania ave…..

  38. Hipanaxulipa!!! says:

    What the hell!!! Live the Obamas alone… grant citizenship for everyone who want to stay, obey the laws and pay taxes. It’s the only way to take the country out of debt. Aloha Obama!!!

  39. jevees says:

    Our President isn’t whinning and I can account only for myself’; neither am I! (Please be original) Yes, he does have illegals here; fact. Will he give them an opportunity to correct this; yes. He should. If I remeber correctly, everyone, almost everyone, in this country is illegal since this countryy was stolen from the Native Americans. ( Iknow, I know you’d rather not hear of more of the atrocities of the “founding fathers.”) Politics or just straight up “gangsta?” The Bush era? What! President Obama was elected into a mess it was a spiraling down-fall 7 plus years ago. ( has anyone heard from Bin Laden?) Politics! (Okay some gangsta too) President Obama gets my vote, again.

    1. Brazilian Dude says:

      “This country” wasn’t stolen from Native Americans, simply because there was no country when Europenas settled in modern-day USA. The term “Native American” itself is a misconstruct, since they were no unified people, and in fact were killing, raping and stealing each other’s territories ever since they came to this continent from Asia. Almost all of the deaths among the natives were caused by new diseases brought by Europeans and Africans, none of them having any idea how they were spread. Actually, these new diseases spread so quickly among the natives, that they frequently paved the way for European settlers in their expansion westward. It’s a horrible story, but it’s not, in any sense, unique. Migrations of replacement like this one have happened all throughout human history. The fact that indigenous societies were dismantled by uncontrolled migration doesn’t mean Americans should face the same fate. They have the right (no, the obigation) of enforcing immigration laws so that their fellow countrymen who have no guilt or participation in the killing of natives can have a functional home country.

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