Immigration arrests tied to Portland's FBI Task Force future
At a Portland City Hall meeting behind closed doors this month, city staff asked Oregon's top FBI agent and other federal law enforcement officials about immigration related arrests made by the Joint Terrorism Task Force, according to public records obtained by OPB.
The briefing took place Nov. 8. Attendees included Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Police Chief Danielle Outlaw, FBI Special Agent in Charge Renn Cannon, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan Knight, who coordinates national security cases for the U.S. attorney's office in Oregon.
Two of Wheeler's staffers — Nicole Grant and Berk Nelson — took notes, which OPB received through a public records request. Portions have been redacted.
The records reveal figures the FBI apparently told attendees about JTTF arrests.
Nelson's typed notes state: "200 arrests from JTTF and 25 of them immigration related."
Grant's handwritten notes are similar.
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