Portland’s Anti-ICE Policies Just Put Agents’ Lives In Danger, Says Union

Portland OR mayor Ted Wheeler forbid the police from protecting ICE agents

“We understand that you have a difference of opinion with the current President of the United States, and some of his policies, but we fail to see why targeting the employees of ICE and leaving them vulnerable to violence, harassment and even death furthers a legitimate government interest,” writes Riddell. “Your policy has created a zone of terror and lawlessness.”

(James Barrett – Daily Caller) A union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Portland’s mayor after police allegedly refused to respond to emergency calls from agents “trapped inside” their offices amid anti-ICE demonstrations.

Weeks-long protests staged outside ICE headquarters in Portland, Oregon were disruptive enough to shut down the offices on June 20, The Daily Caller reports. Among the protesters, TheDC notes, were members of the violence-embracing Antifa. After two weeks, ICE employees were finally able to return to their jobs.

Now the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council is calling on Mayor Ted Wheeler to end what agents describe as the city’s both illegal and dangerous policy of forbidding law enforcement from aiding ICE agents, a policy they say resulted in ICE agents being put at risk amid escalating protests. View article →