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Obama’s uncle gets expulsion rehearing

Immigration lawyers surprised

President Obama’s uncle has won a new deportation hearing in Boston immigration court, more than a year after a drunken-­driving arrest in Framingham revealed that he had violated a longstanding order to return to Kenya.

Last week, the Board of ­Immigration Appeals granted Onyango Obama’s request to ­reopen his immigration case based in part on his contention that his prior lawyer was ­ineffective, according to a government official with direct knowledge of the case. Obama’s new lawyers have also argued that the 68-year-old Obama has lived in the United States for nearly half a century and ­deserves a chance to make his case.

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