With the US and Cuba scheduled to hold migration talks in Havana Friday, the wife of a detained contractor has released a video asking for her husband to be released.
"Alan has done nothing wrong and we need him home," Judy Gross says in the video, saying she's hoping US and Cuban officials will agree on a way to bring him home. The Maryland contractor has been held in a high security prison since December.
The video comes as members of the Maryland congressional delegation penned a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, asking her to use the talks to "forcefully raise the issue of the unacceptability of Mr. Gross' detention and demand his immediate release." Noting the administration's bid to improve relations with Cuba, they call Gross's continued detention a "significant barrier to any further progress between Cuba and the United States."