The memo dated for January 25 released by the Trump administration spoke of a proposal to use National Guard troops to gather illegal immigrants. Sources are now saying that there are actually several versions of this memo released and it was in fact a ploy to discover the person leaking to media.
According to the AP:
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Friday the document was “not a White House document.”
“There is no effort to do what is potentially suggested,” he said. Spicer called the AP report “100 percent not true,” adding that there was “no effort at all to utilize the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants.”
This memo was addressed to the heads of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Border protection. Memos like this are routinely used as guidance to implement executive orders on immigration and border security issued by President Trump.
” 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.
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. The document can be accessed at
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.”