Bipartisan vote in House: no immigration benefits to Gitmo asylum seekers

Another nail in the coffin to halt the release of Guantanamo prisoners into the US was delivered by a House Committee vote yesterday to deny “immigration benefits” to Gitmo prisoners released in the US.  Interesting that AP calls this a Republican win when it obviously must have required a significant number of Democrats to pull off the 34-24 vote.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on a key House panel won a vote Friday to make doubly sure that Guantanamo Bay detainees won’t be given immigration benefits that would allow them to stay in the United States if they’re released.


The House panel’s plan, by Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky., would block the government from providing “any immigration benefit” to Guantanamo detainees. It was amended to clarify that bringing detainees in for their trials is permitted.

Guess this means the Top Ten (Volag) Government Contractors won’t be fighting over who will get these high value “refugees” as clients.  They come with no money.

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