Friday, February 17, 2017

TWH Denies AP Report Mobilizing National Guard

Sean Spicer
White House press secretary Sean Spicer forcefully denied on Friday that the Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, reports The Daily Mail.

'That is 100 per cent not true. It is false. It is irresponsible to be saying this,' Spicer told reporters aboard the Marine One helicopter.

'There is no effort at all to round up, to utilize the National Guard to round up illegal immigrants.'
An 11-page document seen by The Associated Press calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana.

Spicer insisted that 'It is not a White House document'.

Trump's spokesman did not say the idea hasn't been considered. A White House aide confirmed to Friday morning that the idea 'has been discussed,' but wouldn't say whether a plan has been formalized or recommended to the president.

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