Federal Police Have Arrested 7 ICE Protesters in Portland

Blanche Robertson
June 30, 2018

"I believe we need to protect families who need help, and ICE isn't doing that", Gillibrand tweeted.

The officers suggested that ICE be dissolved and its work divided among two new separate agencies, one focused on HSI and one focused on Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)-the unit which has enforced President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policy.

The agents recommend that Homeland Security dismiss the departments of ICE charged with deporting most undocumented immigrants and instead focus on their Homeland Security Investigations team, which fights cybercrime, drug smuggling and human trafficking.

Federal officials say they did not try to remove campers located at nearby sites off federal property and only cleared the driveway and entrances to Portland's ICE facility so it could reopen.

"They surprisingly gave us the option to leave, I said "yes" and hopped over the fence", he said. So fearless! The radical left Dems want you out.

Homeland security investigators want out of ICE. Some ICE officers wore black scarves over their faces.

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"In line with the Mayor and Police Commissioner's directions, the Police Bureau was not involved in the Federal Protective Services (FPS) actions as it related to Occupy ICE PDX", Burley said in an email.

The officers were only clearing people and items from the federal land around the building, not any city land, due to jurisdiction.

"I believe that it has become a deportation force".

Occupy ICE movements have popped up in various cities, including New York City, Los Angeles and Detroit, in opposition to the immigration policies. Protesters here said they were aware that the way they respond to raids will be watched by those other camps.

"We're calling out the state of OR for allowing ICE ... to operate within our borders", Sinclair said. "We're participating in passive resistance".

The message, she said, hasn't changed because of the early-morning effort to disrupt the protest: "It's not a radical idea to say we should not be putting people in concentration camps in 2018".

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