Federal Agents Deployed In Chicago

Mark Morgan, the acting chief of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, confirmed that federal agents are being deployed in Chicago.

“Yes, right now there [are] hundreds if not a couple of thousand of federal agents already in Chicago,” Mr. Morgan said. “What you’re going to see, I anticipate, is just that - additional federal agents are going to go into Chicago and work together to stop this violence.”

He said the situation in Chicago is different from Portland.

Federal agents there have been clashing with protesters and rioters in an effort to safeguard a federal courthouse.

“But this president has been very clear - he’s not going to stand idly by while he sees the type of violence happening in Portland or the type of violence that’s happening in Chicago,” Mr. Morgan said.

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