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Old 07-24-2014, 04:39 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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"The US government, which has refused to act decisively to control the horde of children entering the US via Mexico from Central America (estimated to be nearly 60,000 from October 2013 to June 2014) certainly had no compunctions about expelling a helpless child back to terrible conditions in the case of Elian Gonzalez back in 1999 during the Clinton regime. In that case, the Feds were wrong to send a child back to a communist dictatorship, where he lives today, a member of the Union of Young Communists, propagandist for the regime, and personal “friend” of Fidel Castro."

"Today, even a display of minimum force would assuage Americans who stand by horrified as children queue up to enter the US, attracted by statements by Barack Obama pushing his Dream Act that would grant citizenship to illegal immigrant children. The problem is: the Act has not been approved by Congress. Nonetheless, Obama’s emotional words have been interpreted in Central American nations as law, causing families to pay $5000 to $10,000 to transship their children to the US border with Mexico where they assumed they would be welcomed by America and granted political asylum."

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Old 07-24-2014, 06:16 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I supported sending Elian back then, and I still support it now.

He was taken to the US by his mother without the knowledge or consent of his father. His mother died at sea. It is normal and natural that he should be returned to Cuba to be with his father...and that is what both Elian and his father clearly wanted.

The fact that Cuba is a Communist dictatorship doesn't abrogate Juan Gonzalez's parental rights, or Elian's rights to be raised by his biological father who fought hard for his son.
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