Immigration is obviously a focal point and a very hot potato for the Trump administration right now, and an Associated Press report just added fuel to that already burning fire.
The unconfirmed AP report stated that Trump is going to mobilize 100,000 troops to round up illegals and secure our southern border…
BREAKING: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 17, 2017
The report on Newsmax claims access to a memo dated January 25 of this year detailing the “apprehension and detention of aliens” in our country.
It also claims discussions have now been underway for weeks among DHS staffers on how they will carry out the plan.
When the AP contacted the states outlined in the plan, representatives of these states—Arizona, Utah, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oregon—all declined to comment. The remaining states this would impact have not yet responded to the inquiries by the Associated Press.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer immediately took to Twitter when the report broke to deny the AP report, saying, “This is not true. DHS also confirms it is 100% false.” This, of course, presents a very interesting scenario for both the Trump administration and the media.
Only yesterday, President Trump spent a significant portion of his press conference discussing the dishonesty of the media. If this report ends up being false, the media are going to be hung out to dry for yet again reporting fake news to grab headlines and send liberals into a tizzy.
There is also the question of leaks coming out of the White House via former Obama appointees who have been deemed to be members of Obama’s “shadow government,” of which this may also be attributed to.
Something to consider is an all-scenario inquiry by the administration looking for possibilities to round up the criminal element of illegal immigrants and then this memo, or parts of it, being leaked as a way to undermine the administration by getting liberals riled up.
We will stay tuned as the Trump administration will surely release an official statement at some point to clarify this matter.
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