Reports of National Guard immigrant roundup “despicable”: Schumer

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says reports that the Trump White House is considering mobilizing National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants is “despicable.”

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (CBS) – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer denounced reports that the Trump White House is considering mobilizing the National Guard to round up illegal immigrants, calling it “despicable.”

The White House on Friday denied it was considering mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up non-citizens who are in the country illegally.

Schumer made the comments to reporters on Friday, saying, “I just hope it’s not true.”

The Associated Press, citing a draft memo it obtained, reported earlier on Friday that the Trump administration was considering utilizing the military reserve branch in 11 states to target people who are in the United States illegally.

It was not immediately clear who authored the memo AP cited.


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