ICE Agents who felt threatened for their lives called 911 and the Portland police refused to respond.
For the past week, violent and hateful protests have erupted outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over the immigration policy. The highly publicized protests left some agents feeling threatened so they called police, but nobody responded.
ICE agents have now sent a cease and desist letter to the Mayor of Portland through their union, The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council.
The letter asks the city of Portland to protect the agents like any other citizens.
“Your current policy forbidding Portland law enforcement agencies from assisting employees of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency who request law enforcement assistance while at or away from work is a violation of the United States Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause.”
The lack of action by the Portland police have resulted in federal agents being called in to help get thing under control.
Regardless of if the leadership in Portland agrees with the immigration laws or not, they have a responsibility to protect all American citizens under their jurisdiction. Hopefully they will understand that before the protests get too out of hand and people get hurt.
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