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TO: President Barack Obama FROM: Romilda Justilien, University of Florida student DATE: April 19, 2010 RE: Guantanamo Bay Should Guantanamo Bay remain open or be closed? Depending on your answer, what should happen to the detainees? Should they be repatriated or moved to a site in the U.S.? Should foreign nationals being held at Guantanamo Bay have the privilege of habeas corpus? In other, should detainees be held indefinitely without a military or civilian trial? Fox News: "The American people and a bipartisan majority of the Congress have already rejected bringing terrorists to U.S. soil for long-term detention, and current law prohibits it," Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in a statement. "The administration has failed to explain how transferring terrorists to Gitmo North will make
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Unformatted text preview: Americans safer than keeping these terrorists off of our shores in the secure facility in Cuba." "This decision changes nothing but geography," Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, ranking member of House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement. "The Obama administration is naive if they really think that simply changing the location of Gitmo will improve our relations with terrorists. Bringing Gitmo detainees to the U.S. gives terrorists access to additional constitutional rights. These new rights may help terrorists avoid conviction and even file civil suits against American officials."...
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