Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan is backing the call for the continued presence of federal agents inside Portland, Ore.
In an interview with Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s “America This Week” on Wednesday, Morgan said the city leaders of Portland, rocked by more than three months of racial justice protests and unrest, “need to accept law enforcement to stop this.”
CBP agents were deployed to Portland in July to secure a federal courthouse along with other elements of the Department of Homeland Security. In the time that agents were there, they were accused of using excessive force against protesters and further aggravating the civil unrest.
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