This is not true. DHS also confirms it is 100% false — Sean Spicer (@PressSec) February 17, 2017
AP reported that according to a draft 11-page memo, the Trump administration is considering mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants. However, the White House quickly slammed the agency’s report is ‘false.” In yet another leak-counterleak example of “spot the fake news” , moments after the AP report hit, the White House denied everything
As reported earlier (see below), the AP said an ‘unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement’ would affect locations as far north as Portland, Oregon and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana, according to the 11-page document, purportedly written by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. The proposal would four states bordering on Mexico – Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas – as well as the seven neighboring states of Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon and Utah. Governors in the eleven states would have a choice whether to have their guard troops participate in the round-up, according to AP.
But the White House responded to the news with only one word: ‘False,’ according to Reuters.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Feb 17, 2017.