U.S. Agents in Portland set to pull back, but tensions simmer

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Valley News Staff PORTLAND, Oregon — The Trump administration and Oregon leaders declared victory after it was announced that U.S. agents guarding a federal courthouse during violent demonstrations in Portland will pull back, The Associated Press has reported.  Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday, July 29 that agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin leaving the city’s downtown area Thursday. But acting secretary for the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf wouldn’t specify where they would go. He insisted a federal presence would remain in Portland until the Trump administration is convinced the agreement is working and Oregon State Police troopers are effectively protecting federal property. “Over th
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