ICE office in Portland reopens after being shuttered by protesters

ICE office in Portland reopens after being shuttered by protesters
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An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Portland, Ore., that was shut down by protesters last week will resume operations on Tuesday.

“The ICE office on Macadam Avenue is operating on a modified status Monday,” ICE spokeswoman Carissa Cutrell said in a statement to The Hill. “Normal operations will resume Tuesday.”

Organizers of the Portland protest did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Protesters faced off with Department of Homeland Security officers on Thursday, and several demonstrators were removed by force.

The “Occupy ICE” protest in Portland was one of many that took place across the country in response to President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which resulted in the separation of migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Garrett Hour, one of the protest's organizers, told The Hill last week that demonstrators are fighting for the “complete abolition of ICE.”

“It’s an organization which was born out of fear and xenophobia after 9/11,” Hour said. “Many Americans don’t realize it’s completely unnecessary for managing immigration in our country. Other countries don’t have ICE."

The protest group's GoFundMe had raised more than $15,000 as of Sunday night, and that money will go to Pueblo Unido, a Portland advocacy organization that has a legal defense fund for immigrants.

Protesters are still camped out in front of the ICE facility.