At President Obama's last State of the Union, he reaffirmed a commitment that was part of his first campaign: close Guantanamo Bay.
This week, he announced how he would do it and why.
President Obama: For many years, it's been clear that the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay does not advance our national security it undermines it.
The plan is a blueprint to disperse the 91 remaining detainees, the last of nearly 800 who have either entered or exited since 2002.
Of the 91 detainees, 35 will be transferred to other countries. The rest, deemed to be too dangerous to release, will be moved to a yet to be named facility in the United States.
The White House claims closing Guantanamo would have an added bonus of saving between $65 and $85 million per year.
President Obama: Keeping this facility open is contrary to our values. It undermines our standing in the world. It is viewed as a stain on our broader record of upholding the highest standards of rule of law.
Among those vying to be the next in the Oval Office:
Donald Trump would "load up" Guantanamo "with some bad dudes."
Marco Rubio: We are not going to close Guantanamo.
Ted Cruz: Expand it and let's have some new terrorists there.
Bernie Sanders: The prison at Guantanamo must be closed as quickly as possible.
Hillary Clinton: We don't need Guantanamo hanging out there over our heads.
Wednesday, Feb. 24, Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified before Congress and confirmed that transferring detainees to the U.S. is currently against the law.