Friday, February 17, 2017

HOT BREAKING: Vox Leaks Entire 100k National Guard Call Up Memo

Although White House spokesman Sean Spicer tweeted out this  following an AP report that a memo called for consideration of  the deputization of 100,000 National Guard troops to aid in the deportation of undocumented

VOX has just published a copy of the memo.

Notes VOX:
The memo, first reported by the Associated Press Friday, matches the description of a memo leaked to Vox. The memo lays out several possible policies to help implement President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding border enforcement...

The memo described by the AP and the memo leaked to Vox were both dated January 25, 2017 — the same day that President Trump signed the executive order in question. That’s consistent with DHS’s statement that it’s an “early draft.”

DHS has not yet formalized its plan to implement the executive order for border enforcement. The memo reported by the AP and posted by Vox appears to still be under consideration in some form, but it’s not clear how substantially it’s been revised...

The suggestion to deputize the National Guard indicates that the federal government is trying to think big about what implementing Trump’s vision on immigration would look like — even if it ends up rejecting some of its most aggressive ideas.

According to the draft memo, the National Guard option would be given to governors in “states adjacent to the land border with Mexico and […] those states adjoining such border States,” per the draft memo. As the AP has pointed out, this covers 11 states — from Oregon in the Northwest to Louisiana in the Southeast.

Here’s the relevant passage from the memo:

"I am directing the Commissioner of CBP and the Director of ICE to immediately engage with the Governors of the States adjacent to the land border with Mexico and to those states adjoining such border States for the purpose of entering into agreements of section 287(g) of the INA to authorize qualified members of the state National Guard, while such members are not in federal service, or qualified members of a state militia or state defense force under the command of the Governor, to perform the functions of an immigration officer in relation to the apprehension, investigation and detention of aliens in the United States."


  1. I feel safer already.

    (That's sarcasm btw. Sucks that I have to clarify that these days.)

  2. This looks to have been a "bigger and better" version of the Bush policy of 2008 when 6000 National Guard troops were deployed to the border. Also of note is that deportation is not mentioned in the memo..."apprehension, investigation and detention of aliens...".