Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.size>
Let's be clear: The real fault here lies with the oppressive regime of Fidel Castro. Elian should never have been put in the position of having to choose between freedom and his own father. ... We still need a full and fair court hearing based on due process in a court of law according to the facts available about what is in the best interests of the child.
Vice President Al Goresize>
On phone with father
Texas Gov. George W. Bushsize>
I would hope that the law would be followed by everyone, including them (Elian's Miami relatives)
There is a legal process here and I have done my best to avoid politicizing it.
President Bill Clintonsize>
At his great-uncle's home
Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelassize>
I also came to this land of freedom at 6. I remember clearly about how the militia men would come while I was playing, asking me if my parents were with Castro or not. I realized then the sacrifice my parents made for me.
Miami Mayor Joe Carollosize>
Growing up as the
tug of war continues
Hialeah Mayor Raul Martinezsize>
Mr. Coward Clinton Let lian Stay here in freedom. Respect his mother's last will.
Sign held by 24-year-old Mario Medina, who came to the United States four years ago and is not a citizensize>