Senate Adds Block on Guantanamo Transfers To Funding Bill
The Senate today added a provision to its omnibus spending bill blocking the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the U.S., including for trial, for 9 months.
Obama could try to find other money to transfer prisoners, but the new law would make that politically untenable.
The ACLU adds:
The House passed a nearly identical provision last week as part of a continuing resolution on government spending. The provision, Section 12 of the bill, is the first across-the-board transfer ban. Previous Guantánamo detainee transfer bans passed by Congress have always included an exception for transfers for prosecution purposes.
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