Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on reports on a draft memorandum issued by the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kelly that directs Immigration and Customs Enforcement to engage with Governors to deploy National Guard troops to deport undocumented immigrants, specifically naming 11 states, including Nevada.
“Regardless of the White House’s response, this document is an absolutely accurate description of the disturbing mindset that pervades the Trump Administration when it comes to our nation’s immigrants. The Trump Administration has wasted no time validating its deep-seeded contempt and disregard for America’s immigrant communities. It is clear that the disgusting, anti-immigrant and un-American agenda Trump touted on the campaign trail has followed him directly to the White House and this is yet another reminder of how adamant we must be in working together to fight future anti-immigrant actions.”