After members of the media continue to press Donald Trump and some of the other 2016 GOP Presidential candidates for specifics on how they would deport illegal immigrants, some are wondering, will Hillary have to answer for the immensely controversial deportation of Cuba’s Elian Gonzalez under the direction of President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno?
The media is almost implying some Republicans would violently invade people’s homes to find and remove illegal immigrants, but the only person to do that in recent history was a President named Clinton.
Did Hillary support the move? Did she advise Bill on the issue? Will the media force her to give answers? Don’t count on it.
>>>Wikipedia describes the Gonzales situation this way:
“The custody and immigration status of a young Cuban boy, Elián González (born December 6, 1993), was at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, González’s father, Juan Miguel González Quintana, González’s other relatives in Miami, Florida, and in Cuba, and Miami’s Cuban American community.
González’s mother drowned in November 1999 while attempting to leave Cuba with her son and her boyfriend to get to the United States…
Attorney general Janet Reno ordered the return of Elián to his father and set a deadline of April 13, 2000, but the Miami relatives defied the order. Negotiations continued for several days as the house was surrounded by protesters as well as police.
The relatives insisted on guarantees that they could live with the child for several months and retain custody, and that Elián would not be returned to Cuba. Negotiations carried on throughout the night, but Reno stated that the relatives rejected all workable solutions. A Florida family court judge revoked Lázaro’s temporary custody, clearing the way for Elián to be returned to his father’s custody. On April 20, Reno made the decision to remove Elián González from the house and instructed law enforcement officials to determine the best time to obtain the boy.”