With the political climate being what it is, these days, you never know what to expect next. Almost every new day brings a new controversy.
And this latest report is a shocker.
The White House press secretary Sean Spicer, however, emphatically denies that there’s any truth in the report that “the Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border.”
“‘That is 100 per cent not true. It is false. It is irresponsible to be saying this,’ Spicer said.
“‘There is no effort at all to round up, to utilize the National Guard to round up illegal immigrants.'”
Nonetheless, “an 11-page document seen by The Associated Press and later obtained by DailyMail.com calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana.”
And what’s more, “Trump’s spokesman did not say the idea hasn’t been considered.” In fact, a White House aide added fuel to the fire in “confirming to DailyMail.com Friday morning that the idea ‘has been discussed,’ but wouldn’t say whether a plan has been formalized or recommended to the president.”
Whether or not the report is successfully discredited, you can bet your bottom dollar that pretty soon there will be a marked increase in the number of self-deportations.