Trump admin denies it is considering mobilizing 100,000 troops to round up unauthorized immigrants

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New Delhi | Updated: February 17, 2017 9:38:54 PM

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary has denied news through a tweet.

Donald trump, US President, United States, Trump administration, National GuardUS President Donald Trump. (Reuters)

Donald Trump administration has now considered mobilising as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up all unauthorised immigrants. The story came into light after the Associated Press obtained a draft memo calling for the unprecedented militarisation of the US immigration enforcement. But if implemented, the state governors would have final say on how many troops are actually deployed. However, Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary has denied the Associated Press’s news through a tweet. He said, “This is not true. DHS also confirms it is 100% false”

United States President Donald Trump during his campaign promised the deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US, which mainly consisted of immigrants from Mexico. According to reports, the Trump administration is hitting ground with its executive orders to carry out the his promises. His promises included the building of a wall between the United States and Mexico and also a ban on the seven countries with Muslim-majority.

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Earlier this year, Donald Trump issued an executive immigration order that stated a temporary travel ban on people from seven Muslim- majority countries into the US, Pakistan was not included. Trump convened the White House news conference by saying that “The new order is going to be very much tailored to what I consider to be a very bad decision.” After his decision the court refused to lift a federal judge’s temporary restraining order on Trump’s executive order barring foreign nationals from Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iraq and Yemen from entering the country for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days and all refugees from Syria indefinitely.

The first executive order on immigration by Trump triggered global condemnation as well as by US tech giants and attorneys general from 16 American states.

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