READ: Full National Guard Draft Memo on Immigration Round Ups

The White House says an AP report on a draft memo that would mobilize National Guard troops for immigration roundups is 100% false.

However, a Time Magazine reporter has now tweeted out a full copy of the draft document, so you can decide for yourself. See it above. You can also read the memo in full at this link.

The White House says the report is false; AP has published a detailed account of what the memo says; and new reports say the memo was rejected, was “pre-decisional,” was not written by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly (even though his name is on it) and was, according to Vox, never seriously considered.

It’s possible it’s a war of semantics; Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said it’s not a White House document and has insisted the White House has no plans to ask governors to mobilize the National Guard to round up undocumented immigrants.

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John Kelly (right) in 2012. (Getty)

The White House moved literally in minutes to shoot down the AP report.

However, the AP insists that its report was based on a draft memo, and the wire service reported that the memo was written by General John Kelly.

Kelly is Trump’s secretary of Homeland Security.

Specifically, the AP report says the 11-page memo “calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana.” As many as 100,000 National Guard troops would be given immigration enforcement powers if governors in the affected states approved, the AP report says.

The AP reported that the January 25 memo was “written by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general” and “is addressed to the then-acting heads of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.”

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Retired U.S. Marine Corps General John Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security, exits Trump Tower, January 3, 2017 in New York City. (Getty)

The AP report set off a flurry of tweets in which people expressed fear, accused the media of “fake news,” questioned why the White House didn’t deny the AP report before publication, and puzzled over the contradictions.

McClatchy noted that past presidents had also used National Guard troops for some immigration-related activities, although not as expansively.

According to McClatchy, in 2010, Barack Obama sent 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S. Mexico border but they didn’t have arrest powers. Rather, “they helped staff observation posts, monitor surveillance footage and build fences.” In 2006, George W. Bush sent 6,000 National Guard troops to border states to perform similar functions.

In 2006, former President George W. Bush called up 6,000 National Guard troops to California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They were commissioned to help install border barriers, provide training and assist with border surveillance.

5 Comments

5 Comments

Anonymous

They keep trying to sabatoge Trump because they want dirt cheap labor and a Third World nation. Illegals need to go. Most Americans are tired of paying tax to support them.

Anonymous.

The majority of Americans voted for Pres Trump. The majority want people here illegally to be deported. They have broken the law just being here. We also want end to Islamic immigration & the Islamization of America. End of discussion.

Anonymous.

Whatever means to achieve this end result that is necessary. National guard? Police? Media needs to keep freaking out over everything that does not fit into its leftist agenda. Plus cut the fake news. We don’t even believe anything the media says anymore.

Trumpscumbubble

Idiot. Where are your ancestors from, oh right…… Close minded Trump deplorables at it again, what else is new from the unwashed Repubichairs. Go bang your cousin and let the grown ups talk

Anonymous

The only statement you make that is true is that they are breaking the law. The majority of Americans did not vote for Trump. Trump says that with zero proof. The majority of Americans may or may not want illegals to be deported, no legitimate polls have determined that successfully either way. And no, the majority does not want to end islamic immigration.

You can’t end a discussion with a bunch of false opinion-filled fake facts.