The White House on Friday quickly denied a report from The Associated Press that the Trump administration was considering a proposal to use National Guard troopers to roundup unauthorized immigrants.
The AP said it obtained a draft memo that outlined a Trump administration proposal under consideration to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops. Millions of those who would be affected in 11 states live nowhere near the Mexico border, the report said.
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, the AP said. If the proposal is implemented, governors in the affected states would have final approval on whether troops under their control participate, according to the report.
White House spokesman tweeted shortly after the AP report was released, saying, "This is not true."
This is not true. DHS also confirms it is 100% false https://t.co/MFIJci7XaU— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) February 17, 2017
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