Fake News vs Alternate Facts

The Associated Press is claiming that the Trump Administration is considering mobilizing the National Guard to round up what they call “unauthorized immigrants” (because, as we all know, using the term ‘illegal’ to describe lawbreaking is totally racist).

2017-02-03-21-01-22

Future headline from the AP.

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.

The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana.

Four states that border on Mexico are included in the proposal — California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas — but it also encompasses seven states contiguous to those four — Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

This was the response by Press Secretary Sean Spicer:

Now, as with most things, I would imagine that the truth lies somewhere in between.  After all, it’s perfectly plausible to think that someone somewhere within the Trump administration put something together for consideration that involved using the National Guard to augment DHS when it comes to deporting illegal aliens.  But at the same time, just because someone put a proposal together, that doesn’t mean that it’s being seriously considered by the Administration.

Many ideas are considered.  Few actually become policy.

And, at the same time, it’s rather obvious that the AP is playing this up as part of the anti-Trump fear-mongering that the media has been engaged in since Donald Trump became the Republican nominee.  The day before this ‘news’ was published was the so-called ‘Day Without An Immgrant,’ a protest that had no effect whatsoever on the lives of most Americans, just as it didn’t the last time it was tried.

But the Left and their media allies have ramped up the fear-mongering on immigration for weeks.  The media ran story after story, headlining ICE raids last week to get people worked up, but when you look at what actually happened, it was nothing out of the ordinary, it was just ICE doing its job to deport illegal aliens, most of whom had committed other crimes.

It’s also clear that there are plenty of people who stayed in the bureaucracy after President Obama’s departure, with the goal of subverting and sabotaging the Trump Administration at every turn.  It’s very likely that this ‘draft memo’ was leaked to the Associated Press precisely for this purpose: to get people worked up and to continue the smear campaign against Donald Trump.

There’s plenty out there to criticize Donald Trump about, but this is getting absolutely ridiculous.

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