Federal agents will continue to operate in cities despite local officials’ protests.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on Sunday implored the “dozens, if not hundreds” of federal agents to leave the city, saying that unidentified Homeland Security officers were detaining residents in unmarked minivans.Lang, Marissa J. & Sacchetti, Maria. (2020, July 19). Federal officials dismiss Portland leaders’ calls to leave city as clashes with protesters continue. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/federal-officials-dismiss-portland-leaders-calls-to-leave-city-as-clashes-with-protesters-continue/2020/07/19/ebb7236a-c9f0-11ea-91f1-28aca4d833a0_story.html
“Their presence is neither wanted nor is it helpful and we’re asking them to leave,“ Wheeler (D) said. “In fact, we’re demanding that they leave.”
In response, Cuccinelli said, “We don’t have any plans to do that.”