ooh la la…check out Elian Gonzalez!


Don’t remember Elian? here’s some background info from Wiki!~

The custody and immigration status of a young Cuban boy, Elián González (born December 6, 1993), was at the center of a heated controversy in 2000 involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, his father, Juan Miguel González Quintana, his Miami and Cuban relatives, and the Cuban American community of Miami. González emigrated from Cuba to the US together with his mother. His mother didn’t survive the trip, his father in Cuba wanted his son back to Cuba, while his relatives in the US wanted him to stay. A district court’s ruling that the Miami relative could not petition for asylum on the boy’s behalf was upheld by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, and after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case, Elian Gonzalez was returned to Cuba in April of 2000.

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