Elian Gonzalez

(Update) A federal judge in Miami today dismissed the lawsuit aimed at keeping 6-year-old Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez in the United States. The judge said only the U.S. attorney general can grant asylum to the Cuban boy. The lawsuit was filed by Elian's relatives in Florida who want to keep the child against the wishes of his father in Cuba. Elian has been staying with his relatives since last November when he was rescued off the Florida coast. His mother and ten other refugees drowned when their boat sunk during an attempt to reach the United States. NPR's Phillip Davis is in Miami.



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