DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups

AP Exclusive: DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups

The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.

Staffers in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said they had been told by colleagues in two DHS departments that the proposal was still being considered as recently as Feb. 10. A DHS official described the document as a very early draft that was not seriously considered and never brought to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for approval.

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. The document can be accessed at http://apne.ws/2l1Dj0k

Four states that border on Mexico were included in the proposal — California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas — but it also encompasses seven states contiguous to those four — Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Friday the document was "not a White House document."

"There is no effort to do what is potentially suggested," he said. Spicer called the AP report "100 percent not true," adding that there was "no effort at all to utilize the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants."

The AP had sought comment from the White House beginning Thursday and DHS earlier Friday and had not received a response from either.

Governors in the 11 states would have had a choice whether to have their guard troops participate, according to the memo, which bears the name of Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general.

While National Guard personnel have been used to assist with immigration-related missions on the U.S.-Mexico border before, they have never been used as broadly or as far north.

The previous administrations have let the illegal situation get so out of hand I'm not surprised that's what it would likely take to clean up the mess.

Fake news

that must be a lot of scales

heavyd4561 - 

Fake news


in before Jack Carter

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heavyd4561 - 

Fake news


The AP has been getting raped all day for spreading this falsehood

Not true


thats too bad. Each administration should have at least considered this. 

Hope it's true. Adios amigos.

Yea I know its fake, but could you imagine if this is how it goes down?

Considering NG typically patrol their own states, I could see many of them refuse or not really do their job. I coud also easily see thousands being killed either from engaging guardsman violently as to not be captured, or your weekend warrior type with an itchy trigger finger.

Would they have the stones to go into heavy gang neighborhoods and round em up?


this whole 'story' is obv bullshit...


...aside from the fakeness of this, what actually does scare the shit outta me is how many people here actually would support something like this. Dont get me wrong im all for deporting criminal aliens en mass, but its amazing how many poeple want soldiers to roam the streets looking for them. 

AP: Trump Sending Nat Guard to Round Up Immigrants

Looks like I now have to worry about a whole lot of illegals coming to Canada, and trying to do my job for pennies on the dollar. But on the other hand I have job coming up that involves a lot of jackhammer work and digging, so I might just hire one at the home Depot for pennies on the dollar. I am so torn.

Jack Carter - 

AP: Trump Sending Nat Guard to Round Up Immigrants

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