Trump denies plan to round up illegal immigrants with 100,000 troops

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By Hannah Thomas-Peter and Damien Pearse

Trump denies plan to round up illegal immigrants with 100,000 troops

The Associated Press says it has a draft memo which outlines plans to round up illegal immigrants with 100,000 troops.

Donald Trump may mobilise up to 100,000 national guard troops to round up illegal immigrants, the Associated Press has reported.

AP says it has obtained a draft memo that outlines the proposals to target unauthorised citizens in 11 states.

However, a White House spokesman described the report as “false”, but did not deny the existence of the memo.

According to the AP, the 11-page memo calls for the unprecedented militarisation of immigration enforcement.

Millions of those who would be affected live nowhere near the Mexico border, according to the document.

The enforcement would stretch as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana, the memo suggests.

Sky’s New York correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter said the White House had stopped short of denying that the memo existed.


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