“Well, yeah. He’s here illegally. He’s obviously broken the law. I don’t know enough about the details of the case, but, God, he’s been running around for how long now? Let him go through the process and see what happens.”
That was Scott Brown’s response when asked in an interview about President Obama’s uncle. Onyango Obama was arrested last Wednesday for drunk driving after almost running his SUV into a police car in Massachusetts. Scott Brown, the Republican congressman for Massachusetts is calling for Onyango’s deportation.
President Obama has said that he had no idea his uncle was here illegally, and will allow immigration to handle the situation. White House spokesman Jay Carney said,
“We expect it to be treated — and I refer you to ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and DHS [the Department of Homeland Security] — like any other immigration case.
After being arrested and asked if he would like to call someone, Onyango Obama reportedly said, “I think I will call the White House.” He has pled not guilty to the charges, and is being held in Plymouth County, Mass., jail. His lawyer has said he will fight any deportation proceedings.0