There was a report floating around earlier today from the Associated Press breathlessly stating that the President was going to call up over 100,000 national guard troops to start deporting illegal aliens. The Associated Press stated that it was a White House draft document that would have deployed the troops into states like Oregon and Louisiana.
An excerpt from the report:
The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.
Staffers in the Department of Homeland Security said the proposal had been discussed as recently as last Friday.
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 on Mexico were included in the proposal — California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas — but it also encompasses seven states contiguous to those four — Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
While many Trump fans may cheer at that notion, the report was false and another example of fake news being either given to the Associated Press by Ex President Obama’s holdovers in the departments or completely falsified reporting by the Associated Press.
The White House has pushed back on this narrative and Sean Spicer declared in no uncertain terms that this was false on twitter shortly afterwards with confirmation by the Department of Homeland security:
This is not true. DHS also confirms it is 100% false https://t.co/MFIJci7XaU
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) February 17, 2017
Deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been reported by the Associated Press and others to be on an upswing that is being seen across the United States. People in cities from Los Angeles to New York are reporting that they are seeing an increase in raids by agents working for the immigration agency.
There has been several instances where ICE enforcement that led to capture, detention, and deportation of illegal alien criminals has brought on high profile interest by monied interests from billionaires like George Soros to fund protests by Mexican and other groups in order to attempt to sway public opinion.
In several of these protests, the protestors have attacked government property and prevented aid vehicles from doing their duties, endangering the lives of many people.
There was an estimated 700 illegal aliens deported during the first week of February.