President Barack Obama's Kenyan aunt has appeared at a court in Boston in a second attempt to gain political asylum in the US.
But the immigration hearing for 57-year-old Zeituni Onyango ended without an immediate decision on asylum.
The half-sister of Mr Obama's father, Ms Onyango moved to the US in 2000.
After her first asylum application was rejected in 2004, she was ordered to be deported, but continued living in public housing in Boston.
Her immigration status became an issue during Mr Obama's election campaign.
He said at the time that he had not known his aunt had been living in the US illegally.
Lawyers for Ms Onyango and the government will have 30 days to make their cases, according to the Associated Press, although it is not clear when any ruling will be decided.
'Tribal violence fears'
Ms Onyango arrived at the court on Thursday in a wheelchair, and left on foot using a walking stick.
Her lawyer, Margaret Wong, said Ms Onyango was applying for asylum for medical reasons and because of fears of "tribal violence" in Kenya, according to the AFP news agency.
The lawyer told AFP that President Obama had not submitted any written support for Ms Onyango's application.
She testified for about two-and-a-half hours during the hearing, which was closed to the public, at the US Immigration Court.
Two doctors also gave evidence in support of her claim to remain in the US.
The US president first met his father's side of the family when he travelled to Africa more than 20 years ago.
Describing the visit in his memoir, he talks of Ms Onyango, whom he calls Auntie Zeituni, as a proud woman.
Ms Onyango visited the family in Chicago on a tourist visa at Mr Obama's invitation about 10 years ago, stopping to visit friends on the east coast before returning to Kenya.
In 2004 she attended Mr Obama's swearing-in to the US Senate, but campaign officials say he did not help get her a tourist visa.