Elian Gonzalez

NPR's Mary Ann Akers reports that Republicans in Congress are preparing to take up the case of Elian Gonzales. The 6-year-old Cuban boy is the subject of a custody battle between his father in Cuba and his relatives in Florida. Republicans, such as Senator Connie Mack of Florida, are considering whether Congress should grant Elian permanent resident status or citizenship, as a way of removing his case from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. The INS has ruled that Elian should be returned to his father, but the relatives in Florida have gone to court to prevent that from happening.



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