Once again, the AP is stirring up trouble by falsely reporting that 100,000 National Guard troops are going to be used to round up illegal immigrants. Press Secretary Sean Spicer immediately denied those claims as false.
According to the Daily Mail a Department of Homeland Security official confirmed the memo obtained was old and was never seriously ordered:
“Department of Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan told DailyMail.com and other outlets on Friday: ‘It’s incorrect. The Department is not considering mobilizing the National Guard for immigration enforcement.’
Separately, a DHS official said: ‘The report referenced by the AP was a very early, pre-decisional draft that never made it to the secretary and was never seriously considered by the Department.’
But the AP reported Friday that ‘[t]he draft document has circulated among DHS staff over the last two weeks. As recently as Friday, staffers in several different offices reported discussions were underway.”