Ducey unaware of plan to use National Guard for deportations

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Gov. Doug Ducey (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo) Gov. Doug Ducey (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Gov. Doug Ducey is not aware of any plans to use the Arizona National Guard for rounding up unauthorized immigrants, a spokesman for the governor's office said Friday. 

The AP reported Friday morning that the White House is considering a plan to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops in 11 states, including Arizona, to deport immigrants living in the country illegally. 

Sean Spicer, a spokesman for President Donald Trump, has since denied the report, saying there is, "no effort at all to round up, to utilize the National Guard to round up illegal immigrants."

But according to an 11-page memo written by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and obtained by the AP, the governors in those states would have the final say on whether or not to use the National Guard as a deportation force.

When asked if the administration had contacted the governor's office about the proposal, Ducey's spokesman, Dan Scarpinato, simply said, "No." 

[RELATED: AP Exclusive: DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups]

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