Trump sending more federal agents to Portland

The Trump administration is sending more federal agents to Portland, Ore., in response to further protests and demonstrations in front of a federal courthouse, The Washington Post reported Monday.

The U.S. Marshals Service decided last week to deploy 100 deputy marshals to the city to bolster the existing line of federal authorities outside the courthouse, according to an internal Marshals email reviewed by the Post. The deputies began arriving on Thursday.

Department of Homeland Security officials are weighing whether to send 50 other U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents to Portland, but a decision has not been made, senior administration officials involved in the federal response told the Post.

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