May 23, 2012: In a major speech on counterterrorism policy, Barack Obama echoed his call to close the detention center at Guantánamo. While he announced an end to the order banning the transfer of detainees to Yemen, he also acknowledged that a solution does not yet exist for the detainees that “have participated in dangerous plots or attacks, but who cannot be prosecuted—for example because the evidence against them has been compromised or is inadmissible in a court of law.”
May 24, 1992: Makeshift camps established at Guantánamo for Haitians fleeing political violence reached full capacity at 12,500. In response, President H.W. Bush ordered Haitian refugees to be intercepted on the high seas and forcefully returned to Haiti without due process or legal councel.