Federal police remove protesters blocking Portland ICE building


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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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  • Cotour

    These people, I assume Americans, want open borders with no check on who comes in to the country or where they are going or how long they might be staying AND they have access to the American welfare state. Totally open ended and without regulation.

    Now think about that for just one moment.

    These people, and I have to assume that they are well under any kind of majority, its just that they are organized ala “Community organizer” methodology, are the enemies of Americans and the American Constitution. Period.

  • Ray

    Portland, like Seattle has a large and idle radical group. A very angry and hateful group. They are enhanced by the local ultra liberal Reed College and the largest state university PSU. Also, like Seattle, the city government cares more about virtue signaling than running a city. The local police have been ordered not to assist ICE, even with trespassing issues. This is not over.

  • Cotour

    And here is the newly minted “Progressive” Congress woman from NY that will become the shining example of what Socialism is all about as it attempts to become relevant. “Eliminate ICE” / border security.

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/28/ocasio-cortez-abolish-ice/

    Remember, you can not have open borders and a welfare state, its just “politically correct”, parasitic and a suicide pact. And thats what its all about. Bernie Sanders Socialism and Anti American all day long.

    It can only get more and more interestinger, and I have a front row seat.

  • Tom Billings

    “Portland, like Seattle has a large and idle radical group. A very angry and hateful group.”

    As is the spawn of the U of O in Eugene, as has Berkley and USC, and ………

    I have met on the Tri-Met Maxline mass transit railcars several people in Portland transiting from as far North as Bellvue, and as far South as San Diego, to events as early as the “Battle in Seattle” some 20 years ago. Interestingly, in the most recent 18 months I have seen some small groups, and asked if they paid, on a line where non-payment is endemic . They replied by flashing monthly passes on Tri-Met, linked on small chained identical packets that also had monthly passes for food and housing at various places in Portland. There is a funded, planned effort to keep our opponents making trouble as long as possible.

    Soon now I may stop calling them the I-5 Banditos of the Black Mask, and call them simply mercs.

  • Phill O

    This is nothing more than the brown shirts of the democrats. Obama is a community organizer. POWER is the goal. There is no other logic as the democrats will do the same. once they are in power again.

    POWER is everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They care nothing about the people they are using as a talking point!

    The democrats showed their power with the Occupy movement. That was tactics that Bill Ayers perfected.

  • wayne

    “Portland Song”
    Owen Benjamin
    June 2018
    https://youtu.be/EAmPc716B-A
    3:20

  • Cotour

    A customer this afternoon invited me to attend a celebration / meeting at her house this evening for the newly minted NY Congresswoman Cortez. She went on, ” We are celebrating the new direction of the Democrat party as we fight against Trump”. I smiled.

    I said, “Oh, I don’t think you want me there”.

    I then told her that what we are witnessing was the self destruction of the Democrat party. She said “that was before but not now, this is a new direction, this is the rebuilding of the Democrat party.” (She is a PHD)

    She, like many others obviously believes that by going ever further to the Left and into Socialism and even Communism and not back to the center that that is where the salvation of the Democrat party lies. This is what they seem to be thinking in their desperation, they are unable to see or properly understand. Keeping in mind that I write this from NYC.

    This is plainly one of the symptoms of Trump derangement syndrome compounded by the confusion promulgated by their faulty and emotion driven belief system.

  • Max

    “The rules are the same during the Bush and Obama ministration”
    Newsweek article saying there was twice as many children incarcerated during the Obama administration.

    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-administration-holding-more-immigrant-children-shelters-ever-949099

    It appears that they are trying to change history. Judging from all the protest they are succeeding in fooling the foolish.
    I fantasize that those who protest will be forced to take a illegal family into their home until ICE can process them and send them back.
    When a perceived problem becomes personal knowledge, then you can act upon it with wisdom. People can get so worked up over things that they know nothing about. It reminds me of a Monty python movie.

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