The President of the Unites States still vows to keep his promise in closing Guantanamo Bay before he’s done as president. Read the full story after the jump.

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Back in 2008 when then presidential candidate Barack Obama was running for office, he made one of several promises to the people to close the infamous military based prison, Guantanamo, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The prison was first incepted dating 2001 after the attacks of 9/11, to confine terrorists who are viewed as threats to the nation.

The White House is currently working vigorously on deporting terrorists back to their native countries where they will be imprisoned. Some prisoners are set to be transferred by as early as the end of this year, out of 53 currently eligible inmates.

When questioned if this task is fulfillable, spokesman of the White House, Josh Earnest, stated:

“Absolutely it’s still possible. It’s still something that we are working very hard to accomplish.”

Currently there are 112 inmates at Guantanamo Bay. According to a senior U.S official, “there is a very real possibility” that number could minimize to below one hundred. Although no guarantee could be provided, the official enticed “we’re aiming for this”, before the year’s end.