Federal police today removed the protesters and their tent city that was blocking the entrance to the ICE building in Portland.
Though the action was generally peaceful, and did not interfere with protesters and tents not located on federal property, eight people were arrested.
What bothers me most about these protests is their hypocrisy and ignorance. The immigration law that the Trump administration is following was passed during the Bush administration, and was administered in much the same way by Obama. The only significant thing that Trump is doing different is that he has not been releasing illegals on their own recognizance.
Thus, the outrage by these protesters is purely partisan, has nothing really to do with any issue of right and wrong, and is aimed at gaining power, nothing more. That it is based on pure ignorance and an obvious and irrational hatred of Trump makes it even more disgraceful.
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