Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gitmo Detainees Not Free in US After Prison

This is of course, the next problem with bringing international terrorists onto American soil.  While the Obama administration says the terrorists will never be released into America as free men, there are no guarantees.  A quick look at Britain's insane situation of not sending convicted terrorists back to their home countries because of their "human rights" should warning that the same impossible situation that may well develop here as well.

Again, there is no need whatsoever for trials of these international terrorists until Islam stops it's attacks on Western civilization.  There is simply no president in American law for bringing enemy combatants into America for any kind of trial, civil or military. 

To bring this first five here is to set president that will difficult to reverse as we capture more terrorists.  Then what are we supposed to do with them? 


Gitmo Detainees Not Free in US After Prison
Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 07:33 PM 

Guantanamo Bay detainees brought into this country for trial will not be staying here, the Obama administration is promising.

A detainee tried in this country would be treated for immigration purposes as though he is at a U.S. border trying to get in — and he won't get in, Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in Dec. 11 letter to Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee. The letter was obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday.
But Republican senators responded that the administration cannot make such promises because U.S. courts might intervene.

The Obama administration has announced that five detainees now held at the U.S. military prison in Cuba will be tried in a New York federal court, and more are likely to be tried in the U.S.
It also is acquiring a prison in Illinois to house some detainees. Military tribunals for detainees would be held there, and it could house some detainees whom the president determines must be held indefinitely but can't be tried, according to administration officials.

Once a detainee is brought to the U.S. for trial, he could be tried, convicted, serve prison time or be acquitted.
Detainees brought into the United States for prosecution "are treated as though they are still at the border applying for admission throughout their period of time in the country," Holder and Napolitano wrote.

They said detainees would not be given any immigration rights to reside in the U.S.
Holder and Napolitano cited a law that specifically states that the Department of Homeland Security may not spend any funds to give detainees immigration benefits, including classifying a detainee as a refugee or asylum seeker.

If a detainee cannot be returned to his country because he is likely to be tortured, the U.S. would seek another country to take him, they said.

Not content with that response, Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., drafted a letter to President Barack Obama. A draft of the letter, expected to be sent Wednesday, was obtained by the AP Tuesday afternoon.

"The Supreme Court has yet to rule on whether it is constitutional to indefinitely detain alleged terrorists who are not U.S. citizens once they are physically in the United States," the GOP senators wrote.