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Obama Detention Policy

Immigration Reform: Don't Leave Women and Children Behind

Michelle Brané | Posted 04.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Michelle Brané

When I met Luz at an immigration detention facility in rural Pennsylvania, she was desperate to see her one-year-old son. Luz was about to be deported back to Ecuador with her teenage son, but she didn't want to leave without her baby, who, unlike the rest of the family, was a U.S. citizen.

Bagram Detainees Win Right To Challenge Detention

AFP | Lucile Malandain and Daphne Benoit | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AFP) For the first time, the United States is granting some 600 prisoners held in the US air base in Bagram the right to challenge their d...

Guantanamo As Hotel California: You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Prisoners who do not face ill-treatment on return to their homelands are still held, no matter how many times their release is approved by various representatives of the U.S. government.

Obama's Radical Gitmo Plan

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Obama's controversial detention plan for Guantanamo detainees keeps leaking and it is a fundamentally radical, dangerous and potentially unconstitutional approach.

The Guantanamo Detainees and the Obama Administration: A Meaningful Step for Civil Liberties

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Under Obama, individuals may be lawfully detained at Guantanamo only if they "substantially supported hostilities in aid of enemy forces." In the law, a single word can make a world of difference.

Obama's Decisive Break with Bush's "War on Terror" Policies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Obama's new Orders are a bold start, but more detail is required, dangerous loopholes must be shut off permanently, and other parts of the Bush administration's dark legacy need to be swiftly addressed.

Sam Stein

Obama Signs Executive Order To Close Guantanamo Bay

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration called on Thursday for the closure of Guantanamo Bay within the next year. The move will be greeted with widespread approval ...

Gone-tanamo Bay: the Right Decision

Rep. John Murtha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. John Murtha

The problem with Guantanamo was never about its bricks and mortar. The problem with Guantanamo is that its very existence stains and defies the moral fiber of our great nation.

Obama's Guantánamo Mistake: He's Not Closing Gitmo the Right Way

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brandt Goldstein

Obama has issued an executive order to shut down the prison. That alone is not enough. An executive order can be changed -- easily.