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Gov. Haley to testify before homeland security group on Gitmo detainees

Gov. Nikki Haley (Photo Source: Live 5) Gov. Nikki Haley (Photo Source: Live 5)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Governor Nikki Haley will testify at a Homeland Security subcommittee hearing next week about the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the homeland.

The oversight and management efficiency subcommittee hearing will focus on the implications for states and local communities.

The Department of Defense is considering the Naval Brig in Hanahan as a possible place to bring prisoners currently housed in Guantanamo Bay. 

Gov. Haley has previously said she will do whatever it takes to stop a potential effort to move prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, to South Carolina.

In February, President Obama announced plans to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, because it undermines national security. 

“We’re going to work with Congress to find a secure location in the United States to hold remaining detainees,” President Obama said during the address. 

The hearing is April 28 at 10 am.  Gov. Haley will be joined by the sheriff of Oakland County, Michigan and the county attorney of Leavenworth County, Kansas.

 Fort Leavenworth, Kansas is also being considered as a future site for detainees.

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