Someone began spreading a rumor that the White House was considering activating National Guard units across the nation to round up illegal aliens. Like many other rumors, the liberal media picked up and ran wild with the rumor, broadcasting it as gospel. The White House has denounced the report and said there are no plans on using National Guard units for immigration round ups.
The White House shot down reports Friday that the administration was considering using the National Guard to round up illegal immigrants, saying that is not a part of President Trump’s plans.
“There is no effort at all to round up, to utilize the National Guard to round up illegal immigrants,” press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters, responding to an Associated Press report.
He said he couldn’t rule out that there was no discussion of the option anywhere in the administration, but said it is not something they are considering.
“I don’t know what could potentially be out there, but I know that there is no effort to do what is potentially suggested,” he said.