U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) and Republican colleagues on the House Committee on Homeland Security are demanding answers from the Administration as to where international terrorism suspects currently housed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will be placed once the Administration closes the facility. Congressman Dent reasserted his concern that some of the prisoners – including the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 attacks — may be transferred to institutions on American soil or released.
In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano, Rep. Dent and the other Members called for answers regarding the legal and safety ramifications of the transfer of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. (Letter is attached)
“In March, the President acknowledged the difficulty in determining the level of danger posed by certain prisoners,” Congressman Dent said. “To that end, I expect the Administration’s assurance that they have a plan to keep such truly dangerous people - individuals including Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the admitted mastermind behind 9/11- from threatening the security of our neighborhoods and overall national security if and when these detainees reach the United States.”