The Obama Regime plan to eventually give asylum status to the Gitmo terrorists has begun apace. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090802/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_guantanamo_detainees Obama has narrowed down to two places where the terrorists will be housed. An abandoned prison in Michigan and Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. Most likely it will be Ft. Leavenworth, as the Michigan prison will cost $100 million to upgrade and retrofit. That could also take years. However, Ft. Leavenworth is good to go. Funnily enough, Obama has decided to hold some of the terrorists indefinately without trial.
But, more importantly, the whole program is designed to give asylum and eventual citizenship to the terrorists. Even if all of the terrorists were convicted of crimes, not all of them will get life in prison or the death penalty. Eventually they will have to be released and none of them will be accepted by any foreign government, so they will not be deported. They will remain, and under Supreme Court decisions like St Cyr they cannot be held more than six months, regardless of threat. They will be released. Once released or placed in removal proceedings, they can claim asylum. To date the Obama Regime has said that any threat to a person in their home country, like criminal prosecution, gang membership, or crime, makes them eligible for asylum or withholding of removal. Once they get status here, then they can legally apply for legal permanent residence and then citizenship.
We can look forward to Gitmo terrorists voting for Obama quite soon.