Federal appeals panel considering Elian's case

Thursday May 11 by Claudia bournecnn
After hearing arguments from lawyers for his father and Miami relatives on Thursday, a federal appeals court in Atlanta is considering whether 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez is old enough to apply for political asylum in this country. Gregory Craig, a lawyer for the boy's father, told the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta that Juan Miguel Gonzalez -- who wants to take his son back to Cuba -- is expressing his desires without coercion from Fidel Castro's government.

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