• News
  • Celebrities
  • Finance
  • Crypto
  • Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Others

Elian Gonzalez’s Attorney Endorses Holder

When Attorney General nominee Eric Holder appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, he may well be asked about Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban castaway boy whose incredible saga dominated the news in the spring of 2000. At the time, Holder was serving as deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration.

The Hill reported last month that Republicans on the committee had asked the Justice Department “for any information on Holder’s involvement with the Cuban boy seized by U.S. agents in April 2000.” The U.S. agents returned Elian to the custody of his father who took him back to Cuba, much to the outrage of the Cuban-American community in Miami.

Despite queries from House Republicans, and murmurs from the right that Holder’s involvement in the case is cause for concern, Jose Pertierra, a Washington attorney who advised the boy’s father, praised Holder’s handling of the case.

“The Miami relatives didn’t have a prayer of winning the case, and Eric Holder recognized that from the start,” Pertierra said in a telephone interview. “He made that very clear through various channels.”

Gonzalez, then six years hold, had washed up on a Florida beach in November 1999 after his mother and a boatload of people seeking to escape Cuba had drowned at sea. The only survivor, Elian was taken to stay with relatives in Miami who refused to turn him over to his father because his father preferred to live in Castro’s Cuba.

“The law is clear that the father spoke for the boy. Holder upheld the law, which I think shows he is qualified to be attorney general,” Pertierra said.

After a five-month standoff in early 2000 featuring the antics of the eccentric relatives, angry street demonstrators, Fidel Castro, various judges and squadrons of TV news reporters, Attorney General Janet Reno, Holder’s boss, finally ordered immigration agents to take custody of the boy. Father and son returned to Cardenas, Cuba where they still live. Juan Miguel Gonzalez is a waiter in a beachfront hotel; Elian, now 15, attends high school and has reportedly joined the Young Communists Union.

.

Discussion & Comments (0)

    Recent Articles

    • Things You Should Know about North America

      Things You Should Know about North America

      Get to know more about North America.

    • Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Paula Seling's experience on the Eurovision stage led her to declare that "Eurovision is an unpredictable contest". Which may explain the success of the young Lena from Germany, about whom the predictions before the event did not offer much chances for victory.

    • VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      Have you ever contemplated creating a user-friendly site dedicated to sports-related free live streaming channels?

    • Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia users are able to watch thousands of videos and other contents online. XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia New is a piece of software that enables people to watch videos online without having to pay for memberships. On a graphics card, the XNXubd also provides some of the best gaming and virtual reality experiences.

    • Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      A new edition of the Video Editor Apk for xVideostudio.Video Studio has all the latest features, including support for multiple video download formats in HD, FHD, and even 4K resolutions.

    • 9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      Masturbation is a common activity for men and women. It's a natural and risk-free way to explore your body, experience pleasure, and release sexual tension.

    • Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Without having to sign up or pay anything, you can watch movies online for free with SFlix. It has more than 10,000 movies and television shows.

    • Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Collins (born May 11, 1997) is a rapper from the United States. Leray started publishing songs to SoundCloud in 2014, and in 2018 she released her breakthrough track "Huddy" as well as her first mixtape, Everythingcoz.

    • Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Are you in a bind and looking for a place to obtain free mp3 songs? Never again will you need to bother, since this article has everything necessary to obtain your solution. Download free music from MyfreeMP3.com, one of the world's most popular websites.