Protesters on round-the-clock vigil at Oregon ICE facility

The protesters calling themselves Occupy ICE PDX are preventing ICE vehicles entering or leaving the facility.

Posted: Jun. 19, 2018 3:48 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A small group of protesters has set up camp outside the Portland headquarters of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to protest the Trump administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings.

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About two dozen protesters gathered Tuesday for a round-the-clock vigil and vowed not to leave until the policy was changed.

Elsewhere in Oregon, demonstrators have gathered at the Federal Correction Institute in Sheridan, where 123 adult asylum seekers are being held.

Sheridan is about 60 miles southwest of Portland.

The protesters calling themselves Occupy ICE PDX are preventing ICE vehicles entering or leaving the facility.

The name recalls the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York in 2011.

'PDX' references a common nickname for Portland based on its airport code.

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