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Trump administration denies considering use of National Guard for deportations

Original story at Mother Jones• 3 mentions • 8 months ago

The Department of Homeland Security on Friday denied reports that the Trump administration is considering using as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to detain undocumented immigrants living in the United States. "It's incorrect," department spokesman David Lapan said in an email. "The Department is not considering mobilizing the National Guard for immigration enforcement." On Friday morning, the Associated Press reported that it had obtained a draft memo outlining the proposal: 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. Four states that border ...