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ID:

401

Date:

2009-01-26

Headline:

Gov't worried about media interest in Obama's aunt

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Associated Press used FOIA to obtain a directive from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which quietly imposed a rule requiring high-level approval before federal immigration authorities can arrest fugitives. The directive, which was emailed to immigration officers five days before the 2008 election, depicts DHS as concerned about "negative media or congressional interest" if Zeituni Onyango, an aunt of now-President Barack Obama, were to be arrested for ignoring a four-year-old deportation order.

Keywords:

immigration, Barack Obama, DHS, ICE, fugitive, Zeituni Onyango, deportation

URL:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-01-26-obama-aunt_N.htm


Agencies:

DHS
ICE

States:

DC
MA
OH

Categories:

immigration
presidential election


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