Police in tactical gear have been breaking up protesters barricading themselves in front of an Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Portland, Oregon, Thursday morning.
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“At approximately 5:30 a.m. today, federal law enforcement officers initiated a law enforcement action to reopen the federal facility at 4310 SW Macadam Avenue in Portland,” Federal Protective Service spokesman Robert Sperling said in a prepared statement to NBC KGW8.
Thursday is the ninth day the Portland ICE office has been closed as a result of the protesters, and it isn’t the only one. Protests have been breaking out at ICE facilities all over the country since the start of the week.
Many officers in “riot gear” are blocking the street outside the ICE building. pic.twitter.com/Uk4y8q2QoE
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Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan introduced a bill to the house to abolish ICE earlier this week following his trip to the southern border to visit immigration detention centers. (RELATED: ‘How Many Illegals Have You Captured?’ — Fox News Scorches Dem Who Wants To Abolish ICE)
Democratic New York congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocascio-Cortez has also made her stance on ICE abundantly clear, telling CNN that abolishing the agency is “common sense,” on Thursday. She defeated incumbent Joe Crowley for New York’s 14th district. (RELATED: OCASIO-CORTEZ: ABOLISHING ICE IS ‘COMMON SENSE’)