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Portland Mayor authorizes ‘all lawful means’ to clear protesters from occupied area



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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Tuesday that he was authorizing the Portland police to use “all lawful means” to end an illegal occupation at a home in the city.

The occupation has been ongoing for months as protestors rally against the eviction of a Black and Indigenous family, according to reports.

“I am authorizing the Portland Police to use all lawful means to end the illegal occupation on North Mississippi Avenue and to hold those violating our community’s laws accountable. There will be no autonomous zone in Portland.” Wheeler wrote on Twitter Tuesday night.

“There was a lengthy, thorough judicial proceeding resulting in a lawful judge’s order to evict people illegally occupying a home. Multnomah County chose the time, place and manner of the eviction and Portland Police provided support,” he continued.

“It’s time for the encampment and occupation to end. There are many ways to protest and work toward needed reform. Illegally occupying private property, openly carrying weapons, threatening and intimidating people are not among them.”

Portland police officers said they joined the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office at 5 a.m. Tuesday in a “property mission” to return private property and “re-secure a home in which the occupants were previously ordered removed by court order,” according to Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Law enforcement officers arrested at least seven people Tuesday before protesters outside the home prevented law enforcement from entering the area.

By Tuesday evening, more than 100 protesters had gathered outside the home, which has come to be known as “The Red House on Mississippi,” and barricaded the surrounding streets.

Wheeler then announced that Portland police could use all lawful means to end the occupation.

According to, the house was foreclosed in 2018. It has belonged to the Kinney family for 65 years. Their home was reportedly sold to a developer, Roman Ozeruga of Urban Housing Development. Urban Housing Development attempted to evict the Kinneys when it first got the deed, but the eviction was stalled by the Kinneys’ federal complaint and a state counterclaim.

A Multnomah County Judge authorized the Kinney family eviction in September.

Since then, demonstrators have worked to put up a “24/7 eviction blockade” around the home.

An online fundraiser for the group has raised more than $40,000.

Most of the people arrested Tuesday face trespassing charges. One individual was also charged with resisting arrest, according to reports.

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Trump, Rep Biggs: invoking the Alien Enemies Act to enable widespread deportation will ‘be necessary’



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At a recent rally in Iowa, former President Donald Trump promised that if elected again in 2024, he would invoke the Alien Enemies Act to enable widespread deportation of migrants who have illegally entered the United States. Since President Joe Biden took office in January of 2021, over 6 million people have illegally entered the country.

Republican Representative Andy Biggs from border state Arizona, which is among the states suffering the greatest consequences from the Biden administration policies, lamented that Trump’s suggestion will be “necessary.”

Speaking on the Just the News, No Noise” television show, Biggs stated “[I]t’s actually gonna have to be necessary.” Biggs then added his thoughts on how many more people will continue to cross the border under Biden: “Because by the time Trump gets back in office, you will have had over 10 million, in my opinion, over 10 million illegal aliens cross our border and come into the country, under the Biden regime.”

“And so when you start deporting people, and removing them from this country, what that does is that disincentivizes the tens of thousands of people who are coming,” Biggs went on. “And by the way, everyday down in Darién Gap, which is in Panama… over 5,000 people a day. [I] talk[ed] to one of my sources from the gap today. And I will just tell you, those people that you’ve seen come come in to Eagle Pass, over 7,000 in a three day period, most of those two weeks ago, were down crossing into the Darién Gap.”

“And those people… make their way up and they end up in the Eagle Pass [Texas], Del Rio area,” he continued. “So if you want to disincentivize them, you remove them from the country, which is why they remain in Mexico policy was so doggone effective at slowing down illegal border crossings.”

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