10 November 2015, 17:24 GMT
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — President Barack Obama will not find a single state in the United States willing to accommodate prisoners transferred from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a lawyer for detainees at the detention center told Sputnik.
The White House is expected to present a plan for closing the Guantanamo facility despite provisions passed by Congress last week that would bar the transfer of detainees.
"The irony is that even if President Obama could bring the detainees to the United States, no state would accept them," David Remes told Sputnik on Thursday.
On Wednesday, attorneys general from three US states urged the Obama administration not to relocate Guantanamo detainees to their territories.
At present, 107 prisoners remain at the detention facility, the majority of which face indefinite detention without being charged.