Onyango Obama, the uncle of U.S. President Barack Obama, was released from jail on Thursday.

The Boston Globe reported that it is unclear what led to his release.

Police arrested Onyango Obama in Massachusetts last month for allegedly driving under the influence. He was held in jail for more than two weeks on separate immigration charges that he allegedly violated an order to return to his native Kenya in 1992.

Federal immigration officials haven't said whether 67-year-old Onyango Obama, from Framingham, Mass., posted bond, whether they are keeping track of his whereabouts, or whether they are still seeking his deportation, the Globe reported.

The Globe reported that Onyango Obama worked at a Framingham liquor store.He came to America in 1963 to attend a prestigious preparatory school in Cambridge but dropped out and was ordered to leave the country in 1989, according to the  Globe.

He appealed the order but lost in 1992.

Police has said the sports utility vehicle Onyango Obama was driving failed to make a proper stop at an intersection, and then almost collided with an unmarked vehicle that was being driven by a police officer.

They also said Onyango Obama also failed several field sobriety tests and blew a reading of 0.14 percent on a blood-alcohol breath test. That reading is above the maximum blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent when driving in Massachusetts.

It is being reported that after police booked the accused, he was asked whether he wanted to make a telephone call to arrange for bail.

I think I will call the White House, Onyango Obama stated, according to a police report filed in Framingham District Court, as reviewed by the media.

It is unknown if Onyango Obama actually made the call and who he spoke to.