- Shane Savitsky
- Feb 17
Read the draft memo on a National Guard immigrant "round up"
Gregory Bull / AP
The AP has now released the full text of the draft Homeland Security memo at the center of its report that the Trump administration is considering calling up 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants.
The White House called the AP's report "100% not true" and stated "this is not a White House document." DHS confirmed the memo was authentic but disputed the AP's report that it was authored by Homeland Security secretary John Kelly. A DHS spokesman told Axios that having Kelly's name on the document isn't a sign that he'd seen it, but rather that staffers were passing it back and forth before final approval. Nonetheless, the AP released the memo today, and here it is: