The Associated Press is reporting a draft memo from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, saying The Trump Administration is considering using 100K National Guard troops as ICE Agents to round up undocumented immigrants. Trump is proud of making good on his many abhorrent campaign promises, so it’s not surprising that he’s organizing the “deportation squads” he talked about.
The White House did quickly deny the report, calling it.
“100% false. There is no effort to use the National Guard to round up,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in an email to The Huffington Post.”
This is the same Press Secretary who said the crowds at Trump’s inauguration were “the largest in history” despite photographic evidence to the contrary.
According to The Huffington Post
“The AP reports that an 11-page draft memo shows the Trump administration is considering an unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans. The memo, which has reportedly been circulating among DHS staff for two weeks, says participating troops would be authorized “to perform the functions of an immigration officer in relation to the investigation, apprehension and detention of aliens in the United States,” according to the AP.
Eleven states would be targeted for raids, according to the memo. They include Mexican border states like California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas and non-Mexican-border states like Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Governors in those states would have final approval on whether troops under their control participate, according to the AP. ”
This is a horrifying report but given the Administration’s love of lying to the public; creating fake new they in turn blame on the media; and misdirecting our attention away from major scandals, like Russia’s connection to the Trump election, we must stay vigilant and on top of ALL these stories!
Let us not forget, this is also breaking the day before Trump’s first reelection campaign rally tomorrow as we reported below.