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So Harvard wasn't so fond of Barrack Hussein Obama SR?

BOSTON — President Barack Obama’s father was forced to leave Harvard University before completing his Ph.D. in economics because the school was concerned about his personal life and finances, according to newly public immigration records.

Harvard had asked the Immigration and Naturalization Service to delay a request by Barack Hussein Obama Sr. to extend his stay in the U.S., “until they decided what action they could take in order to get rid of him,” immigration official M.F. McKeon wrote in a June 1964 memo.

Harvard administrators, the memo stated, “were having difficulty with his financial arrangements and couldn’t seem to figure out how many wives he had.”

An earlier INS memo from McKeon said that while the elder Obama had passed his exams and was entitled on academic grounds to stay and complete his thesis, the school was going to try and “cook something up to ease him out.”

“They are planning on telling him that they will not give him any money, and that he had better return to Kenya and prepare his thesis at home,” the memo stated.

In May 1964, David D. Henry, director of Harvard’s international office, wrote to Obama to say that, while he had completed his formal course work, the economics department and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences didn’t have the money to support him.

“We have, therefore, come to the conclusion that you should terminate your stay in the United States and return to Kenya to carry on your research and the writing of your thesis,” Henry’s letter stated.

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Asked by Carpy at 11:20 AM on May. 1, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Harvard issued a statement Friday saying that it could not find in its own records anything to support the accounts given in the INS memos.

    “While we cannot verify accounts of conversations that occurred nearly 50 years ago, a review of our existing files did not find any support for either the language or the implied intent described by the U.S. government official in the government documents,” the statement read

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    Answer by minnesotanice at 11:28 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • It didn't find anything to prove otherwise either.

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 11:33 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • Just more clouds, mists, and covers. Everything about this man is shrouded in mystery.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 11:38 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • They cut him off because he didn't have the $$$ to be there- easy enough (or a plausible excuse).  It's a private University and can do whatever it pleases. I am sure many here would be uncomfortable with the notion or practice of assigning the sins of the parents to their children, grown or otherwise....... Despite the fact that you can not disown genetics- The former BO Sr is not BO Jr-


    Answer by Sisteract at 11:49 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • – collapse
    Oh wow, you Repugs really need to get a life.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on May. 1, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • Oh wow, you Repugs really need to get a life.

    And you an education.... She posted something informative and this article adds to the mystery of the family. Its information and I guess you can't handle it?

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 11:55 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • What is a "Repugs"?

    Answer by jesse123456 at 11:58 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • I can't see that this reflects on Obama at all. He barely knew his father. If anything I feel bad for Obama about it.

    Answer by SuperChicken at 12:01 PM on May. 1, 2011

  • I was reading about this. It seems there was also a complaint made because he was trying to marry another young woman. How many wives did he need? It is all very interesting..the unraveling of a family wonder Obama has spent so much trying to keep his under wraps.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:04 PM on May. 1, 2011

  • So, how many wives did he have? Not that it matters.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:05 PM on May. 1, 2011

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