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White House Confirms Obama Had Met His Uncle

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"The president first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school," Schultz said. "The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10."

Onyango Obama was arrested in 2011 for drunk driving, which is when police learned that he was still in the country despite receiving deportation orders. Onyango received a green card Tuesday at his hearing and will not be deported to Kenya. Schultz told the Globe that the court reviewed Onyango's case "without any interference from the president or the White House."