Courage to Resist. February 27, 2017
If implemented, a National Guard proposal — contained in an 11-page memo (http://apne.ws/2l1Dj0k ) obtained by the Associated Press last week — would lead to enforcement action against millions of immigrants living nowhere near the Mexican border. Four states that border on Mexico were included in the proposal — California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas — but it also encompassed seven states contiguous to those four — Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Administration officials said the proposal, which called for mobilizing up to 100,000 troops in 11 states, has been rejected for the time being. The Administration believes that President Donald Trump’s draconian immigration policy can be carried out with the National Guard’s help, for now.