President Trump may mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants, according to a new report — which the White House immediately branded as “false.”
The Associated Press said it obtained a draft memo that outlines a Trump administration proposal under consideration to mobilize as many as 100,000 of the troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.
Millions of those who would be affected in 11 states live nowhere near the Mexico border.
According to the wire service, 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.
If the proposal is implemented, governors in the affected states would have final approval on whether troops under their control participate, AP said.
But the Trump administration told NBC that the draft order is “false.”