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Tinton Falls resident David Goldman‘s four-year battle to win the return of his now 8-year-old son, Sean, after an international parental kidnapping moved to the spotlight in Washington yesterday.

The House of Representatives voted 418-0 in favor of a resolution, HR 125, calling on Brazil to honor an international custody convention “as a matter of extreme urgency” and immediately return Sean to his father.

Goldman supporters now hope the case will be a topic of discussion on March 14, when President Obama meets with Brazil’s president, Luis InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva, at the White House.

Goldman’s local supporters are planning a rally near the White House
during the Obama-Lula meeting. Information about bus transport is
available here.

The boy’s mother, Bruna Goldman, took him on a vacation to
her native Brazil in 2004 and never returned to the U.S., telling David
Goldman by phone that she wanted a divorce.  She remarried, but died
last year after giving
birth to a second child, leaving Sean in the custody of his Brazilian

Here’s C-Span video of the House vote.

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