No decision yet in immigration case - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

No decision yet in immigration case

BOSTON, Mass. - An immigration hearing for President Barack Obama's African aunt has ended without an immediate decision in her bid for asylum.

Kenya native Zeituni Onyango testified for about two-and-a-half hours Thursday at the closed
proceedings in U.S. Immigration Court. Two doctors also testified in support of the case her lawyer said includes medical reasons to stay in the U.S.

Attorneys for Onyango and the government have 30 days to file closing briefs. The hearing could continue on May 25 if the judge does not issue a ruling before then.

Onyango, the half-sister of Obama's late father, moved to the United States in 2000. Her first asylum request was rejected, and she was ordered deported in 2004, but she didn't leave the country and continued to live in public housing in Boston.

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