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Transferring Guantanamo Bay Detainees to the Homeland: Implications for States and Local Communities, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency of the Committee on Homeland Security, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 28, 2016   [open pdf - 1MB]

This testimony compilation is from the April 28, 2016 hearing on "Transferring Guantanamo Bay Detainees" held before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency. From the opening statement of Scott Perry: "But it's time to set the record straight: the Administration has failed to seek very necessary input from state and local law enforcement on its plan. The reason is simple: law enforcement professionals strongly oppose any plan that could endanger the citizens they're sworn to protect. [...] We also have legal questions - such as whether these terrorists could be eligible for certain forms of relief from removal, release from immigration detention, or constitutional rights. The Department of Justice believes that existing statutory safeguards are sufficient and courts historically have ruled that detainees held under the laws of war who are brought to the US are outside the reach of immigration laws. But make no mistake…their lawyers will test every avenue, and slow justice even further." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Nikki R. Haley, Michael Bouchard, Todd Thompson, and Ken Gude.

Publisher:United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security
Date:2016-04-28
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:House Committee on Homeland Security: http://www.homeland.house.gov/
Format:pdf
Media Type:application/pdf
URL:https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=799293
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