Holding American citizens who have been arrested on U.S. soil in indefinite military detention is absolutely incompatible with our values. I believe military detention is not only unconstitutional, but has also proven ineffective at achieving justice and gaining intelligence.
Courts have previously reached ambiguous and conflicting decisions regarding whether U.S. persons apprehended on American soil may be subject to indefinite detention under the laws of war. I am confident my amendment brings much-needed clarification to this area of the law.
If due process is a principle worth defending for citizens and green-card holders, then it's a principle worth defending for everyone. Failure to do that has already led the U.S. government to jail potentially innocent men for a decade or more offshore.