- Build any structure in the U.S. to house anyone who has been detained at Guantanamo Bay.
- Release anyone being held at the prison into the U.S.
- Return any Gitmo prisoners to their country of origin.
- Transport any prisoners to Yemen.
The bill comes with some exceptions and special provisions. Funds can be used to transport individuals if it is for court-ordered reasons. The Secretary of Defense can also waive these rules, provided that the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence can certify that:
- The government to which they’re being transferred doesn’t support terrorists;
- If the individual is being transferred to another prison, it’s one run by the country’s government — and that government isn’t going to lose power any time soon;
- Both the U.S. government and the government to which the individual is being released have determined that they are not a safety risk.
The Secretary of Defense would be able to waive these requirements if verification is impossible. Waivers are also possible if security risks can be mitigated, or if it’s in U.S. security interests. They would also have to issue a report to Congress on the waiver. Preferential treatment for waivers would be given to people that have cooperated with the U.S. government.
Finally, the bill requires that the Secretary of Defense file a report that includes information on all the individuals still housed at Gitmo.