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Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman Joins Other Attorneys General in Urging the White House to Abandon Plans to Transfer Guantanamo Detainees to States

DENVER – Today, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman joined Attorneys General from Kansas and South Carolina in asking the President to abandon any plans to move enemy detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. and especially to any community inside Colorado.

“As Colorado Attorney General, it is my duty to ensure the safety and security of Coloradans and to enforce the rule of law. In addition to the threat posed by moving foreign detainees with terrorist ties into Colorado, this would be an unlawful and unconstitutional action by the president,” said Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman. “It is my legal conclusion that such a transfer would violate several federal laws and as the elected chief law enforcement officer of the State, I will oppose any action that plainly violates the rule of law.”

Please find attached the letter delivered to the White House earlier today.

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