Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez holds on to the hand of his great uncle Lazaro Gonzalez as he goes to school January 12. Elian has been living with relatives since he was rescued at sea November 25 after spending two days clinging to an innertube. The Justice Department is standing by a federal ruling that would send 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba to be with his father. Attorney General Janet Reno said the state court had no authority "to say who speaks for the boy in a federal immigration matter" and is prepared to litigate the matter in federal court. The boy's mother, stepfather and 10 oth

Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez holds on to the hand of his great uncle Lazaro Gonzalez as he goes to school January 12. Elian has been living with relatives since he was rescued at sea November 25 after spending two days clinging to an innertube. The Justice Department is standing by a federal ruling that would send 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba to be with his father. Attorney General Janet Reno said the state court had no authority "to say who speaks for the boy in a federal immigration matter" and is prepared to litigate the matter in federal court. The boy's mother, stepfather and 10 oth Stock Photo
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REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

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1573 x 2048 px | 26.6 x 34.7 cm | 10.5 x 13.7 inches | 150dpi

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12 January 2000

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Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez holds on to the hand of his great uncle Lazaro Gonzalez as he goes to school January 12. Elian has been living with relatives since he was rescued at sea November 25 after spending two days clinging to an innertube. The Justice Department is standing by a federal ruling that would send 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba to be with his father. Attorney General Janet Reno said the state court had no authority "to say who speaks for the boy in a federal immigration matter" and is prepared to litigate the matter in federal court. The boy's mother, stepfather and 10 others died when the boat they were in sank as they attempted to reach the United States. CB/TB

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