Harvard University Speaks Out On Obama Sr.’s Immigration File

Heather Smathers
Independent [AZ]

– LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Harvard University officials are speaking out on the release of the immigration file on Barack Hussein Obama, Sr.

Documents uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act request to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service, show that Harvard University officials worked with the INS to deny Obama’s student visa extension.

An INS investigator, M.F. McKeon, wrote on June 8, 1964: “They (Harvard officials) weren’t very impressed with him and asked us to hold up action on his application until they decided what action they could take in order to get rid of him. They were apparently having difficulty with his financial arrangements and couldn’t seem to figure out how many wives he had.”

Another memo by McKeon, dated May 19, 1964, says: “OBAMA has passed his general exams, which indicates on academic grounds he is entitled to stay around here and write his thesis; however, they are going to try to cook something up to ease him out. All three will have to agree to this, however. They are planning on telling him that they will not give him any money, and that he’d better return to Kenya and prepare his thesis at home.”

Jeff Neal, a spokesman for Harvard University, disputed those allegations…

…Documents show Obama, Sr. was denied an extension of his student visa in July, 1964 and subsequently returned to Kenya. In 1965, Obama, Sr. attempted to return to the United States…

The entire article is at the AZ-Independent.

H/T NewsReal Blog:

…Already, one New York Times contributor, Andrew Rice, has come to the defense of Obama, Sr., in claiming that he was ‘eased out’ of Harvard and deported from America….for dating white women. No, I think that when you date a lot of women, no matter their color, while you also happen to be married is the problem, Mr. Rice…

The article at NewsReal Blog also links to this article by Pamela Geller, “…Nightmares of my Father“:

…According to divorce papers filed in 1964, Barack Sr. and Ann Dunham married in Wailuku, Maui, on February 2, 1961.  One has to wonder, however, whether it was a marriage in anything but name or whether there was a marriage at all.

The immigration authorities certainly wondered.  An April 1961 memo notes, “If his USC [United States Citizen] wife tries to petition for [Obama Sr.] make sure an investigation is conducted as to the bona-fide of the marriage.”

The facts get more problematic still.  After the birth of baby Barry in August 1961, Ann left for Seattle as soon as the doctors cleared her to travel. Once there, she enrolled at the University of Washington, not Washington Sate.  Barack Sr. stayed behind in Hawaii…

Update: At American Thinker, The Obama Lie That Drove the Birther Movement, by Jack Cashill.

…A memo dated Aug. 31, 1961, from William Wood of the Immigration and Naturalization Services, does verify that Barack Obama, Sr. fathered a son, Barack Obama II, who was born in Honolulu on Aug, 4, 1961. For the record, most birthers of my acquaintance believe that Obama was born in the United States. That is not their issue.

Wood adds, however, that the child is “living with mother (she lives with her parents & subject resides at 1482 Alencastre St.).” He adds that Obama’s citizen spouse plans “to go to Washington State University next semester.”

This document thoroughly undermines the Obama nativity story, a story that has been told almost as often as Jesus’s but with nowhere near the accuracy. Obama led with it in his 2004 convention speech and repeated it in the first sentence of his 2008 speech.

Friendly biographer David Remnick describes this story as Obama’s “signature appeal: the use of the details of his own life as a reflection of a kind of multicultural ideal,” and he underscores its essential role in Obama’s ascendancy…

Update 2: Recently published articles about Stanley Ann Dunham include: Obama’s Young Mother Abroad, and Barack Obama’s mother: The girl who ran away

Update 3: ‘A slippery character’: President Obama’s father was a serial womaniser who had to be warned to stop his ‘playboy ways’ at The Daily Mail.

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