US president Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle has been granted permission to stay in the US.
An immigration judge in Boston ruled that 69-year-old Onyango Obama is a person of "good moral character".
Mr Obama is the half-brother of the president's late father. He has lived in the US since the 1960s. He was ordered to leave the country in 1992 but remained.
Onyango Obama and a longtime friend testified at a hearing that he has lived in the US for 50 years, been a hard worker, paid income tax and been arrested only once.
His immigration status did not become public until his 2011 drink-driving arrest. At the time, he allegedly told police: "I think I will call the White House."