BREAKING: Trump Considers Mobilizing 100,000 National Guard Troops For Deportation Force
Trump Considers Deportation Force
President Donald Trump is considering the creation of his promised “deportation force.” According to a White House memo, Trump may mobilize 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants. In other words, like the wall, Trump was actually serious about the creation of a massive deportation force.
From the Associated Press:
“A draft memo obtained by The Associated Press outlines a Trump administration proposal under consideration to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants. Millions of those who would be affected in 11 states live nowhere near the Mexico border.
“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.”
BREAKING NEWS: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) February 17, 2017
Coincidentally, 100,000 troops is the maximum amount of troops the United States deployed to Afghanistan. That number was reached in August of 2010. But instead of fighting terrorism globally, these troops would, instead, be deployed against people within our borders. Rather than breaking up terrorist cells, these men and women will be a domestic deportation force, charged with breaking up families.
The memo proposing the mobilization of 100,000 troops does appear to be confirmed by the Associated Press, which is a credible source. However, at this time, the Department of Homeland Security is denying that the proposal is being considered with seriousness.
DHS confirms that the memo reported by AP did exist; but they said it was "never seriously considered" https://t.co/4kB6rLfyCX
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) February 17, 2017
At this time, the story appears to be fluid, with conflicting reports on the accuracy of the memo, and there is at least one unconfirmed denial from the White House. This story will be updated as more information is forthcoming.
— Justin Gray (@grayjustin) February 17, 2017
No one really thought Donald Trump was serious about building an actual wall between the United States and Mexico, either.
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