GOP rep: Obama's policies help 'drunk-driving illegal immigrants like his uncle'
From Talking Points Memo:
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) is accusing President Barack Obama of a “double standard” because his uncle, an illegal immigrant, was released from prison after he was arrested from driving under the influence.
Obama’s uncle Onyango Obama was arrested in Massachusetts last month, charged with failing to yield, operating a motor vehicle to endanger and a DUI.
In a statement released on Friday, Smith tied the arrest to Obama’s recent changes to deportation policy, saying his “illegal immigrant uncle might be one of the first illegal immigrants to benefit from it.” The Department of Homeland Security announced the changes on Aug. 18; Obama’s uncle wasn’t arrested until Aug. 24. Smith’s press released continued:
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