A draft memo obtained by the Associated Press indicates that the Trump administration has considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, in states along the U.S.-Mexico border... and as far north as Oregon and Colorado.
National Guard personnel have been used to assist with immigration-related missions on the U.S.-Mexico border before.
But they have never been used as broadly or as far north.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer says the AP report is not true.
Spicer indicated that the document did not come from the White House:
The memo bears the name of U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.
S Department of Homeland Security official described the document as a very early draft that was never seriously considered, though DHS staffers tell the AP it was discussed as recently as last week.
According to the memo, governors in the 11 states would have a choice whether to have their guard troops participate.
The proposal includes four states that border on Mexico: California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
But it also includes seven other states that don't: Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
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