Guantanamo Detention Center: Legislative Activity in the 111th Congress [November 6, 2009] [open pdf - 198KB]
"The detention of alleged enemy combatants at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the potential transfer of such individuals away from the Guantanamo detention facility, have been the focus of significant legislative activity during the 111th Congress. Several enacted authorization and appropriations measures affect the treatment of Guantanamo detainees and restrict the use of federal funds to transfer or release Guantanamo detainees into the United States. [...] This report analyzes relevant provisions in enacted legislation and selected pending bills. For more detailed explorations of the legal issues related to the potential closure of the detention facility and the transfer, release, and treatment of detainees, see CRS Report R40139, 'Closing the Guantanamo Detention Center: Legal Issues,' by Michael John Garcia et al., and CRS Report RL33180, 'Enemy Combatant Detainees: Habeas Corpus Challenges in Federal Court,' by Jennifer K. Elsea, Kenneth R. Thomas, and Michael John Garcia."
CRS Report for Congress, R40754