President Obama has been very clear, especially recently, that he supports immigration reform. NBC News reports that he took some time out of his schedule to meet with activists and let them know that he supports them. He sat down with a particular group that has been fasting since November 12 and told them he believes that the American public is overwhelmingly supportive of reform.


He also said he expects that reforms are inevitable now, but it’s up to Congress to decide how long it takes to enact them. The House still hasn’t acted on the issue, and, last time we heard, they were planning to break the immigration reform bill into smaller bills that can be voted on individually.

Obama’s visit coincided with the week that his uncle, Onyango Okech Obama, was due in court for a deportation hearing. He won his case, showing that there is still hope for people facing deportation under the current laws.

Judge Rules That Obama’s Uncle Can Remain In The U.S. And Obtain A Green Card

Onyango Okech Obama has been working in the U.S. for the past 50 years. After he neglected to renew his papers, he was ordered to be deported three separate times in 1986, 1989 and 1992, but his case, like so many others, was lost in the shuffle.

CNN News reports that a 2011 arrest for driving under the influence led to this year’s deportation hearing. His case provides a good look at the complexity of deportation laws.

If you are currently facing deportation, you should know that there is hope for you to stay in the United States. At O’Brien Law Group, we can help you build a strong deportation defense that may allow you to stay in the country and work toward obtaining a green card. To discuss your situation, Call Us At 502-400-7890 Today!

Deportation Laws Are Complex Enough That You Should Hire An Attorney To Help You

Many people assume that criminal charges will guarantee a person’s deportation, but there are many other factors taken into consideration. A judge will look at a person’s character and history to determine if he or she should be allowed to remain in the country.

In Onyango Okech Obama’s case, he was allowed to stay partly because he was a long-time employee of a grocery store in Massachusetts. He paid taxes and made his rent payments. He was also not participating in any government assistance programs. In other words, for 50 years, he was a model U.S. citizen.

The decision to allow him to stay was also influenced by an immigration law that makes it possible for people who arrived in the country before 1972 to remain here.

If you are facing a deportation hearing soon, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can help you identify and use any laws that can allow you to remain in the United States. To learn more about how we can help, Call Us At 502-400-7890 Today!


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