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Sakrisson said the transfer of artwork outside of the facility has been suspended pending further policy review, but the Pentagon has no intent to claim pieces that have ... Although former President Barack Obama called for shutting down Guantanamo Bay, his efforts met resistance and it stayed open.
Actually, he's doing something worse than building a border wall: Trump's administration has brought back private prisons for ICE detainees, even though the .... As a matter of long-standing policy, GEO does not take a position on or advocate for or against any immigration policies, such as the basis for an ...

"There should be no further releases from Gitmo," he warned when former President Barack Obama's administration transferred them there last year. ... it's a whole encyclopedia," said Abu Aouf, one of the Yemeni detainees, who spoke on the condition that Foreign Policy identify him using a pseudonym.
The New York Times sent journalists into a contested detention camp in Papua New Guinea to investigate Australia's refugee policy, and the ... With the attention of the world finally on them, the camp's detainees had turned their prison into a protest, braving a lack of water, electricity and food to try to jog ...
The decision reverses prior policy under the Obama administration, which allowed artwork created by the 41 detainees still held in the controversial military prison to be transported out by their lawyers following an inspection. Thompson said that detainee lawyers have told her the crackdown on artwork is ...
Lawyers for a hunger-striking detainee at the US-run Guantanamo Bay detention centre have told a federal court that their client says his weight has dropped ... Rabbani and other detainees told their lawyers in October the prison's policy for hunger strikers had changed, when, under the instructions of the ...

How the Trump administration deals with detainees will provide insight into its counterterrorism priorities, especially on the home front. .... As a matter of policy, both the Obama and Bush administrations finally concluded that transferring US citizens or individuals captured in the US to Guantanamo Bay -- or ...
BATAVIA -- A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled that Obama-era policies must be followed at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility. ... NYCLU and IRAP suit also alleged detainees were told that the denial motives and apparent conclusion of past policies was due to a broader shift in immigration policy.
In January, President Obama ended a policy known as "wet foot, dry foot," ... way because the detainees hadn't yet gone 72 hours without food.
Bringing new detainees to Guantanamo would be grave mistake ... a policy that would reverse President Barack Obama's decree calling for the closure of the ... In a welcome development, none of the policies currently under ...
Another view: Bringing new detainees to Guantanamo would be a grave mistake ... policy that would reverse President Barack Obama's decree calling for the ... In a welcome development, none of the policies currently under ...
Arpaio has been accused of placing detainees (whom he called ... Also, Trump has signed the transgender ban nixing the Obama policy to ...
... pre-trial detainees in unbearably hot conditions and put prisoners in ... conspiracy theory that President Obama was not born in the United ...
... said President Trump had been expected to sign a detention policy order three weeks ago. ... In 2009, Obama inherited about 242 detainees and directed his ...
When fellow detainees opened official letters from deportation officers .... not be construed as an endorsement of all policies or positions adopted ... GEO declined to release salary rates for guards but said an Obama policy issued last year ... Dhungana said GEO guards once told him that one detainee, who ...
... administration officials expected to sign a new detention policy three ... as changes may depend on larger counterterrorism policies that are ... Obama's plan to bring several of the detainees to domestic prisons in the U.S. Throughout his presidency, Obama continued to decrease the prison population, ...

Arpaio further endeared himself to Trump for his brutal policing policies -- something Trump endorsed just last month -- and his "investigation" ...
It would reverse a January 2009 order by President Barack Obama that ... Mr. Obama inherited about 242 detainees and continued that policy, ...
Under President Donald Trump, the policy has shifted. .... the pastor says he's ministering fellow detainees at Adelanto Detention Center.
Australia's cruel refugee policy captured in leaked Trump call ... refugee exchange deal brokered during the final days of the Obama administration, ... Detainees can languish in harsh and bleak conditions for years at a time, with ... Under Prime Minister Turnbull, bipartisan support for the policies continues.
An immigration detainee lies in his cell in the segregation wing at the ... Right now, the US immigration bed quota system represents a "mindless policy," Foster argues. ... The Obama administration tried to phase out for-profit detention ... and a lot of bad things happen to detainees in those circumstances.
But after an unexpected policy change and an end to special treatment ... She met with 16 Cuban detainees, mostly men. ... Many had hoped that incoming President Donald Trump would reverse Obama's directive, but it remains intact. ... Trying to speak with a detainee requires that a message be left with ...
We also have a policy that we won't hold anybody who is only being held ... President Barack Obama - and the regional jail housed detainees for ... used to enforce questionable federal immigration policies," said Williams, ...
There's one group of detainees for whom this limbo is particularly notable: ... slammed the administration for its repatriation and resettlement policies. ... He isn't simply rejecting an Obama policy, as he claims. ... making him the 11th current detainee to be at some stage of military commissions proceedings.
ICE Faces Trial on Drawn-Out Death of Former Detainee ... Toward the end of his tenure, Obama attempted to temper that legacy by phasing out private prisons. ... of all immigration detainees are now held in privately run facilities. Overturning his predecessor's policy, President Donald Trump is increasing ...
Obama, having failed in his efforts to close the facility, left Guantanamo with 41 detainees. Five of those detainees were cleared for transfer by ...
... President Trump had been expected to sign a detention policy order three ... In 2009, Obama inherited about 242 detainees and directed his ... But the US Congress blocked Obama's plan to bring several dozen detainees ...
Albuquerque - Issues affecting the Middle East continued to be brought to light at the 2017 annual general meeting of Amnesty International U.S.
That is a shift from the policy of former President Barack Obama, which prioritized deportations only of undocumented immigrants convicted of major crimes.
the White House touched off an international incident this week when press secretary Sean Spicer, berating reporters during the briefing on Thursday, cited comments from a Fox News commentator who accused former President Barack Obama of using the ...
"We've still got the policy in place, we're enforcing it, but it seems to me that it's not going to do a lot of good if the feds just continue to release these criminals back into the community," Stewart said at the Jan. 24 meeting.
Amid reports of impending closure and an uncertain resettlement deal with the US, migrants seeking asylum in Australia are stuck in Manus Island's detention ...
said yesterday as Republicans threatened subpoenas and complained publicly about the lack of evidence to substantiate the Presidents claim that former President Obama wire tapped Trump Tower during the election, Michael D. Shear, Adam Goldman and ...
Volunteers for Advocates for immigrants in Detention Northwest have been busy since controversy arose over the Trump administration's immigration policies - and not just with released detainees. In the anxiety after the election, requests for the ...
The Verge made FOIA requests to ICE for information on conditions in their privately contracted detention centers, and these documents reveal that under Obama, "life inside the facilities can be so dangerous and hostile that numerous detainees have ...
In dozens of instances at a Georgia facility, detainees were placed in solitary confinement for hunger striking; in one case, an detainee with a mental illness was placed in isolation at the request of ICE for reasons that facility officials writing ...
According to the Constitution Project "DNI considers reengagement "confirmed" if it is more likely than not - i.e., there is a 51 percent chance - that a former detainee is directly involved in terrorism." the Pentagon did not name all of the detainees ...
And in the wake of the new ban, Nigeria is instructing citizens to avoid any non-urgent travel until Washington clarifies is immigration policy completely, after numerous incidents in which Nigerians have been denied entry into the United States ...
Yes, Donald Trump's tweet about Guantanamo detainees this morning was blatantly false. And yes, the torrent of ... He's the former Obama communications staffer, you'll recall, who caused a scandal by giving an interview to New York Times Magazine where ...
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price weighed in supporting the House bill, and made his way over to the Senate Tuesday for Republicans' policy lunch. In a letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady and Energy and commerce ...
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did something Tuesday he doesn't often do from the briefing room podium: correct the president.
President Trump early Tuesday incorrectly blamed the Obama administration for releasing 122 "vicious" prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
The tweet is another shot in Trump's mostly-one-sided war of words with Obama. During the weekend, Trump accused the former president of having his phones tapped at Trump Tower just before the election, although he presented no evidence for that claim.
The report, which is released every March and September, comes after President Trump earlier in the day incorrectly blamed Obama for releasing all the former detainees who have reengaged in terrorism. "122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama ...
Of 182 detainees transferred during the Obama administration, just eight were confirmed to have reengaged - or just over 4%, according to data updated Tuesday from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Trump tweeted his thoughts on the relationship between the Obama administration and Russia ahead of the hearing for Rod Rosenstein, in which the deputy attorney general nominee was grilled on how he would handle the investigation into Russia's meddling ...
... to battlefield. President Trump incorrectly claimed Tuesday that 122 Guantanamo Bay detainees who were released under the Obama administration have returned to the battlefield. ... Fact-checking Trump linking 2013 Exxon plan to his policies to grow ...
Three members of the commission, including former Obama National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, on Monday reiterated their call for more cooperation between the public and private sector and more leadership in the White House to spearhead efforts on ...
Unable to fulfill his goal of closing the facility, Obama worked to empty the facility as much as possible by transferring detainees to foreign countries. The efforts were repeatedly slammed by Republicans, who pointed to the figures on former inmates ...


 

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