Immigration Newsletter

Thursday, February 4, 2010

President Obama Aunt Zeituni Onyango Fights Deportation - ABC News

President Obama's Aunt Zeituni Onyango
President Obama Aunt Zeituni Onyango Fights Deportation - ABC News

Risky case to take if you're her lawyer - how are you going to look if she loses? Kenyan asylum cases are not always easy. I have won a good number of them but not all of them. I don't remember having any Kenyan asylum cases before judge Shapiro. He is a fair-minded judge but he's no pushover. If she doesn't have the case she won't be granted. As a civil service employee he isn't going to be fired for not going along (even the Bush administration wouldn't have tried to pull that - I think?!?) Even if higher-ups in the Justice Department tried to lean on him - Judge Shapiro can retire any time he wants to - there's no leverage. If she's granted asylum it'll be because she makes the case.