Judiciary Chairman: Uncle Omar shouldn’t receive special treatment

posted at 4:45 pm on September 9, 2011 by Tina Korbe

House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) today illuminated the unseemliness of President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security rules changes and the favorable results those changes yielded for his uncle Onyango Obama, an illegal immigrant who was arrested for drunk driving — and who yesterday was quietly released from ICE custody.

“It appears there is a double standard — one for President Obama’s family and one for everyone else,” Smith said in a statement in response to news reports that Obama’s uncle was “quietly released” from jail. “Last year, President Obama’s illegal immigrant aunt was granted asylum and now his illegal immigrant uncle has been released from ICE custody, even though he was arrested by authorities for drunk driving.” …

“President Obama’s uncle is a test case for why this new policy is a threat to the American people,” Smith said. “President Obama’s backdoor amnesty allows drunk-driving illegal immigrants like his uncle to remain in the U.S. His immigration policies are a risk to both public safety and American lives. Why should citizens and legal immigrants be threatened by drunk driving illegal immigrants when the administration can deport them?”

Truthfully, when news reports first surfaced about Uncle Omar’s drunken driving escapade, I thought it was a little unfair to pin the behavior of a relative on the president. After all, Onyango and only Ongyango bears responsibility for entering the country illegally and for driving under the influence. But the recent developments in the story certainly have an “off” appearance. Certainly, Uncle Omar’s timely release underscores the ample problems with Obama’s backdoor amnesty program — and that the policy so promptly benefited an Obama relation suggests the president just might have had his uncle’s long outstanding (since 1992!) “order of removal” in his mind when he decided DHS ought to have the authority to halt already underway deportation proceedings. Good for Smith for calling him out on it.


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Heh, just having this in the news is hilarious.

The president is not for the constitution. He is for breaking the laws, with his own family.

Leader!

Schadenfreude on September 9, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Truthfully, when news reports first surfaced about Uncle Omar’s drunken driving escapade, I thought it was a little unfair to pin the behavior of a relative on the president. After all, Onyango and only Ongyango bears responsibility for entering the country illegally and for driving under the influence.

You give Obama fairness, that the Liberal media would never give a Republican.

Treat them how they would treat us Tina.

portlandon on September 9, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Good for Smith for calling him out on it.

2nd that….

cmsinaz on September 9, 2011 at 4:49 PM

You give Obama fairness, that the Liberal media would never give a Republican.

Treat them how they would treat us Tina.

portlandon on September 9, 2011 at 4:49 PM

this!

cmsinaz on September 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Who would have ever believed that a direct relative of that would occupy the White House.

rjoco1 on September 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM

This administration is corrupt and lawless.

AZCoyote on September 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Coming soon ………….. Omar Beer

fogw on September 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM

portlandon on September 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM

ok, i got a chuckle out of that :)

cmsinaz on September 9, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Yeah Rick Perry is weak on Immigration. Byron York needs to get his priorities adjusted.

William Amos on September 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Uncle Obama was just drinking the alcohol that American Citizens wouldn’t drink.

portlandon on September 9, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Thanks Tina for not doubling the size of Uncle Omar’s mug!

carbon_footprint on September 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM

They put him in the WITSEC program

ConservativePartyNow on September 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM

I bet he’ll get a ride on AF-1 as a reward. Wait till all of Obama’s “other” relatives start showing up.

You know, the ones from errr Ireland.

Key West Reader on September 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM

My people…” - Eric Holder

Seven Percent Solution on September 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

The idea that we can’t deport drunk drivers is absurd.

If our media was biased against Democrats like they’re biased against Republicans, they would constantly bring up “drunk driving” whenever someone on the left talks up not deporting “non-violent offenders”.

ninjapirate on September 9, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Strange. He doesn’t resemble Obama as much as he does Obama’s wife.

/ducking.

Key West Reader on September 9, 2011 at 5:03 PM

portlandon on September 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM

You wit, you!

Schadenfreude on September 9, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Key West Reader on September 9, 2011 at 5:03 PM

I swear that I thought it…especially after seeing her at tennis…on Drudge. God, is she ugly, inside and out.

Schadenfreude on September 9, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Seriously? and we thought Clintons family tree had problems. At least they were legal citizens. This is an outrage and an embarrassment that the President of the United States of America has a bunch of illegal immigrant “undocumented welfare recipients” running around the country getting picked up for DUI’s and being shuffled out the backdoor with a wink and a smile by ICE.

Koa on September 9, 2011 at 5:08 PM

I want to know why we were allowing any illegal immigrant to receive welfare, let alone obama’s aunt.

WHADDUP WID DAT???

karenhasfreedom on September 9, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Chicken Bone Tavern, line ‘em up. Omar is back in town. Put it on my EBT card.

swamp_yankee on September 9, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Nah, Massachusetts has a “hands off” policy on all drunken drivers. Just ask Splash!

GarandFan on September 9, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Oh come on he belongs to a privileged class – actually to two privileged classes.

Dhuka on September 9, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Yet another manifestation of ‘Animal Farm’ syndrome.

And the pigs in the farmer’s house did laugh…equal indeed.

CPT. Charles on September 9, 2011 at 5:33 PM

I think it is interesting that the side of his family he expressed the most pride in is the african side who would give the kennedy’s a run for thier money in drunkenness and worthlessness. The responsible(his grandma anyway)American white people that raised him are incidental.

peacenprosperity on September 9, 2011 at 5:35 PM

The president is not for the constitution. He is for breaking the laws, with his own family.

Schadenfreude on September 9, 2011 at 4:48

So, how is Obama different from any other tin-horn African dictator, then?

pseudonominus on September 9, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Was he drinking Billy Beer?

hillbillyjim on September 9, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Sleazy Eric Holder cited an obscure “Family Tradition” clause for the latest Obama free ride.

On a more serious junk justice question… Did Uncle Omar pass Go and collect $200.00 ?

viking01 on September 9, 2011 at 5:45 PM

As Obozo and his Administration have not only refused to enforce illegal immigration, but have actually fought individual states trying to do this for themselves, would this not constitute both deriliction of duty AND conflict of interest???

Afterall, this explains why he will do nothing to enhance or enforce existing policy AND should preclude he or any of his representatives from actively pursuing legal actions.

KMC1 on September 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM

KMC1 on September 9, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Schadenfreude on September 9, 2011 at 5:05 PM

You wouldn’t know it, if you read some comments on Yahoo today, about Michelle wearing a dress last night, that she *GASP* has previously worn.

It’s really a non story, but the comments. Wow! Oh how wonderful and smart and beautiful she is. Thee best first lady ever. Her iconic dress, and her body. Whoa! I mean the gushing was disgusting. Nevermind that she’s a food dictator, and a hypocrite. She dresses just swell, and is beautiful. RAAAAAAAAWLF!!!

capejasmine on September 9, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Guess an illegal immigrant needs to kill someone drunk driving to be deported… on 2nd thought…
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2011/09/06/keller-large-family-of-man-allegedly-killed-by-illegal-immigrant-blasts-patrick/

wubu on September 9, 2011 at 6:14 PM

I can’t get too excited about crazy relatives of the president but I have a serious problem with DUI’s.

Cindy Munford on September 9, 2011 at 6:16 PM

When protected Uncle Omar goes on another drunken driving spree… and expecting no penalty he certainly will… if he knocks someone off because of it then these same idiots giving him a pass should be charged as accessories to it.

viking01 on September 9, 2011 at 6:20 PM

“Uncle Omar shouldn’t receive special treatment.”
“And when we find him, he won’t get any.”

mrt721 on September 9, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Here’s the plan, man:

With illegal aliens pouring through
Even mighty Texas will vote blue

MaiDee on September 9, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Good for Smith for calling him out on it.

Except, that’s ALL that will happen. Does ANYone seriously think this will change anything?

Chicken Bone Tavern, line ‘em up. Omar is back in town. Put it on my EBT race card.
swamp_yankee on September 9, 2011 at 5:14 PM

FIFY

psrch on September 9, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Old and Busted: the president is the chief law enforcement officer of the nation

the New Hotness: If you can’t help your family…..

tom on September 9, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Okay, I realize this is shallow, but that man ought to be deported just on the basis of sheer ugliness.

RebeccaH on September 9, 2011 at 9:00 PM

This is why it’s important for every illegal alien to understand that no matter how long he or she has been in this country illegally, when they are caught, they will be punished with expulsion. Oh, have you laid down roots? Then this is going to be even more painful. And if you have minor children, take them with you.

Maybe that sounds too cold-blooded for the touchy-feely moderates, but otherwise you’re sending the message that if you deceive us long enough, your lawbreaking will be rewarded.

disa on September 9, 2011 at 9:27 PM

This is the kind of immigrant we need.

borntoraisehogs on September 10, 2011 at 4:34 PM