AP: Trump considers mobilizing up to 100,000 troops to enforce immigration
Trump administration is looking into mobilizing up to 100,000 National Guard troops in order to round up unauthorized immigrants, the Associated Press reported on Friday.
According to a draft memo obtained by the Associated Press, the Trump administration is considering undertaking an "unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana."
Overall, 11 states are included in the proposal, four that border on Mexico - California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas - but also Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
The memo is said to be written by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and is addressed to the then-acting chiefs of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
However, a senior administration official told NBC News AP's report was "false."