The 67-year-old relative was arrested last September when he nearly rammed his SUV into a police car in Framingham, Mass. When asked if he would like to make a phone call, Onyango reportedly said, "I think I will call the White House."

The White House said then that the president was unaware that his uncle was in the United States illegally, and would not intervene on his behalf.

"We expect it to be treated — and I refer you to ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and DHS [the Department of Homeland Security] — like any other immigration case," White House spokesman Jay Carney said in September.

Multiple prominent Republicans — including Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) — have called for Obama's uncle's deportation in light of his DUI arrest.

"Well, yeah. He's here illegally. He's obviously broken the law. I don't know enough about the details of the case, but, God, he's been running around for how long now?" Brown said in an interview last year on the Howie Carr Show.