Homeland Security on AP’s National Guard: ‘Absolutely Incorrect’  More fakenews

“The Department is not considering mobilizing the National Guard,” said Gillian Christensen, the acting press secretary for DHS.A DHS official told The Daily Beast that the memo the AP cited was an early, pre-decisional draft, that Kelly never approved it, and that the department as a whole never seriously considered it.The AP reported that the draft memo suggested using National Guard troops to “to perform the functions of an immigration officer in relation to the investigation, apprehension and detention of aliens in the United States.”The AP also reported that Kelly wrote the memo, but Christensen told The Daily Beast that that is “absolutely incorrect.”Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, denied the AP’s report on Twitter shortly after it published.“Not true. 100% false,” he tweeted.The draft memo, which the AP published in full after putting up its initial story, discusses the possibility of using the National Guard for immigration enforcement. It directs the heads of Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to “immediately engage” with the governors of the border states and states that touch those states about using their National Guard troops for immigration enforcement. That would mean Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, California, Oregon, and Nevada.

Source: Homeland Security on AP’s National Guard: ‘Absolutely Incorrect’ – The Daily Beast

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