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Trump weighs mobilizing 100,000 National Guard troops for immigration roundups

Members of the National Guard patrol along the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border in Rio Grande City, Texas, in February 2015. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)
Members of the National Guard patrol along the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border in Rio Grande City, Texas, in February 2015. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)

A draft memo obtained by the Associated Press outlines a Trump administration proposal under consideration to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Millions of those who would be affected in 11 states live nowhere near the Mexico border.

The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Ore., and as far east as New Orleans. If the proposal is implemented, governors in the affected states would have final approval on whether troops under their control participate.

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