Last month Congress passed legislation approving to bring Guantanamo inmates to U.S. soil only if they are going to face trial in American courts. Authorities have already transferred one prisoner, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, to New York for trial on charges of conspiring in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya that killed 224 people.

Congress also requires the Obama administration to present a risk assessment and give 45 days' notice.

An additional requirement is that those cleared of wrongdoing without trial could not be resettled within the United States. But the Supreme Court may have the final word on this requirement, because some 17 Chinese Muslims currently at Guantanamo have pressed for resettlement within the United States and the Supreme Court has agreed to hear their case sometime next year. But, that will be long after the January 22 deadline for closure of Guantanamo. Where will these detainees be held why waiting for the Supreme Court decision? I see numerous injunctions against deporting these detainees until the Supreme Court decision. I see additional federal court decisions to bring all detainees to America waiting for the Supreme Court decision. There already are federal court rulings that require the release of some of these detainees.

It has been reported no more than 80 detainees will be put on trial, and the others will be released. Released to where? If those on trial are found not guilty, where will they be released?

While some can be returned to their home country, about 44 would be in danger if they were released to their home country. It is coming increasingly difficult to find countries that will take the detainees, even with the promise of US foreign aid. So where will they go?

How many detainees will be resettled in the United States? How many detainees will be coming to Americas? It is still only a guess at this time.