Boston, Sep 1: Onyango Obama, the uncle of US President Barack Obama who was arrested last week on charges of drunken driving is an illegal migrant, said a official.
Onyango Obama was ordered about two decades ago to leave the country.
According to a report in The Times , Onyango moved to the states in 1960s and is a long distance relative of Barack Obama.
Pleading not guilty Onyango is now jailed on a immigration detainer. His lawyer refused to comment over the fact that how long he lived in the country illegally or the case.
Meanwhile the White House refused to comment on the whole issue.