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May 3, 2000 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is a tearful little boy brought halfway around the world on heavy sedation and a false passport. He spent a week in the hospital fighting a cold, an ear infection and chickenpox. He clings to his social worker and cries if she leaves the room. The Immigration and Naturalization Service has already sent the man and woman posing as his parents back to Thailand. The agency had originally planned to repatriate Somsak Deema--who is either 2 or 3 years old--on Thursday.
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April 29, 2000 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR and DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Increasing the federal government's assertive role in the Los Angeles police corruption probe, U.S. Atty. Alejandro Mayorkas said Friday that his office has asked immigration officials to refrain from deporting a Guatemalan national who says he and his girlfriend were beaten, robbed and terrorized by LAPD officers. Mayorkas said, moreover, that he has ordered a review of all federal prosecutions involving Los Angeles officers who have been implicated in police crimes or misconduct.
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March 15, 2000
An accused Nazi who lived in the U.S. for nearly 45 years before being deported arrived in Austria a free man, police said. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service picked up Ferdinand Hammer, 78, early Monday at his home in Sterling Heights, Mich., and deported him, attorney William Bufalino II said. In Austria, Hammer faces no charges, the Austria Press Agency said.
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March 3, 2000 |
A Cuban diplomat who hid out in the Cuban Embassy in Canada after being expelled from the United States over espionage suspicions received a hero's welcome when he returned home Thursday after five days of uncertainty. President Fidel Castro embraced Jose Imperatori as the diplomat stepped onto the tarmac late Thursday afternoon. Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque and Ricardo Alarcon, the National Assembly president, also were in the high-level delegation welcoming him.
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February 29, 2000 | Times Wire Services
A Cuban diplomat who was expelled from the United States on allegations of spying and deported to Canada stayed inside the Cuban Embassy in Ottawa on Monday as the time limit on his transit visa ran out. Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy said Jose Imperatori would become an illegal alien if he remained in Canada beyond the two-day limit allowed by the visa granted him on Saturday.
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February 27, 2000 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Capping a day of high diplomatic drama, federal agents Saturday night detained a Cuban diplomat accused of spying and forcibly expelled him from the country after he refused to leave voluntarily. U.S. officials said Jose Imperatori, vice consul at the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, was put on a government airplane at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in suburban Virginia and was flown to Montreal. From there, he will be returned to Cuba today, officials said.
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January 6, 2000 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 6-year-old boy rescued at sea--only to land at the center of a politically charged custody battle--should return to his father in Cuba, U.S. immigration officials said Wednesday. "This little boy, who has been through so much, belongs with his father," Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Doris Meissner said of Elian Gonzalez--a doe-eyed child plucked from the Atlantic Ocean on Nov. 25 as he drifted alone in an inner tube.
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January 6, 2000 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The decision to return Elian Gonzalez to his father in Cuba--as controversial as it is among Cuban Americans--is entirely in keeping with the standards of family law in most countries around the world. Judged as a child custody issue rather than a political defection, the case of the Cuban 6-year-old revolves around widely accepted principles that favor the natural parent, numerous experts say.
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January 5, 2000 | From Reuters
A 6-year-old Cuban boy at the center of an international custody battle started school in Miami on Tuesday, nearly six weeks after he was rescued at sea, as U.S. officials made contingency plans to send him back to Cuba. Wearing a white shirt and carrying a backpack, Elian Gonzalez attended the private Lincoln-Marti School in Miami's Little Havana, his first formal schooling in the United States. "He's very happy.
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December 23, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A 6-year-old Cuban boy at the center of an international tug-of-war will remain in this country for at least another month because U.S. immigration officials in Miami postponed until Jan. 21 a routine interview on his status. Relatives of Elian Gonzalez in Miami were elated. "This family was terrified that Elian would be snatched away because of some political deal and sent to a horrible future in Cuba," said Spencer Eig, the relatives' attorney.
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