Blumenauer Statement on Leaked DHS Proposal to Use National Guard Troops for Immigration Enforcement

February 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) released the following statement on the leaked Department of Homeland Security proposal to use National Guard troops for immigration enforcement:

“To even consider this level of deployment to round up individuals—many who are law-abiding, tax-paying, productive members of society who have never been convicted of a crime—is unconscionable and unprecedented. 

“What we’ve seen over the course of the last weeks are not, 'routine, targeted operations,' as the Trump regime calls them. These operations, and this leaked proposal, are the result of Trump’s hateful immigration agenda that serves only to instill fear and destroy lives. All of us need to continue to fight back."