Cuban exile from Miami chosen for Immigration job

October 17, 2005

Miami Herald- Alfonso Chardy

Emilio T. Gonzalez was 4 years old when he fled his Cuban homeland with his family in 1961. At age 9, he, his older sister and his parents became U.S. citizens.

The young immigrant went on to become a successful member of the Cuban-American community and a trusted advisor to high-level U.S. foreign policy decision-makers.

On Tuesday, Gonzalez, 48, appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a confirmation hearing after President Bush nominated him to head the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.



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