A draft memo obtained by The Associated Press outlines a Trump administration proposal under consideration to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants. Millions of those who would be affected in 11 states live nowhere near the Mexico border.
The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana. If the proposal is implemented, governors in the affected states would have final approval on whether troops under their control participate.
White House staffers have been quick to shoot down the AP's reporting.
Not true. https://t.co/T8rA87kJaU— Michael C. Short (@MCShort45) February 17, 2017
Not true. 100% false https://t.co/EkTMKzhHPs— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) February 17, 2017
This is not true. DHS also confirms it is 100% false https://t.co/MFIJci7XaU— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) February 17, 2017