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senate Bill S. 1081

A bill to prohibit the release of enemy combatants into the United States.

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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedMay 20th, 2009

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Official Title

A bill to prohibit the release of enemy combatants into the United States.


Defines "covered individual" as any individual who: (1) has been determined by a Combatant Status Review Tribunal to be an enemy combatant or is awaiting the determination of such a tribunal; (2) is in U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and (3) is not a U.S. citizen or an alien admitted for permanent residence. Prohibits: (1) a court from ordering a covered individual's release into the United States; and (2) the Secretary of State from issuing any visa and the Secretary of Homeland Security from admitting or providing any type of status to a covered individual that permits such individual's entry or admission into the United States. States that a covered individual who is no longer held as an enemy combatant shall be: (1) released into the Secretary of Homeland Security's custody for expeditious transfer to such individual's country of nationality or to another country; and (2) housed separately from aliens detained as enemy combatants in a manner consistent with the safety of U.S. personnel.

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