Concerns Rise Over Gitmo Detainees

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New concerns surfaced Thursday over the possibility of President Barack Obama releasing accused terrorists from Guantanamo Bay into the U.S.

Republican leaders filed legislation that requires the president to notify governors and state lawmakers 60 days before a detainee is released.

It also requires Obama to release the detainees' names and circumstances surrounding their release to members of Congress.

"Foreign countries who we're trying to persuade to take these terrorists have actually been provided with more information than the American people or their elected representatives," said Rep. Lamar Smith.

Thursday, attorney general Eric Holder said the administration will not release anyone into the country who is considered a terrorist.

But he added that some detainees will be released, indicating the Obama administration does not consider all detainees terrorists.

Of the 5,000 "low risk" detainees who've already been released, Republican leaders say 15 percent are back on the battlefield.

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