BREAKING: DHS Plans to Deploy Some 150 agents to Chicago this week

Per Gregory Pratt, Chicago Tribune:

BREAKING: Trump’s Homeland Security Department is making plans to deploy about 150 agents in Chicago this week, with the scope of their duty unknown.

Friday, acting Secretary of DHS Chad Wolf confirmed DHS presence in Portland and wrote:

Our men and women in uniform are patriots. We will never surrender to violent extremists on my watch.

TheHill reports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning to send 150 federal agents to Chicago this week, The Chicago Tribune reported Monday.

The Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents are set to assist other federal law enforcement and Chicago police in crime-fighting efforts, the Tribune reported citing unnamed sources.

A specific plan on what the agents will be doing has not been made public, according to the Tribune. One city official told the newspaper that the city was aware of the plan but not any specifics.

The move would come as Democratic leaders have condemned the Trump administration for sending federal officials to Portland, Ore., where there have been reports of people being picked up by agents in unmarked vans.

Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli on Monday said the efforts in Portland could be extended to other cities if there are spikes in violent protests.

The ACLU condemned the actions of the administration.

“Make no mistake: Trump’s federal troops will not be a constructive force in Chicago,” Colleen Connell, executive director of the ACLU of Illinois, said in a statement.

“As our colleagues have seen in Portland, Trump’s secret forces will terrorize communities and create chaos. This is not law and order. This is an assault on the people of this country, and the specific protections of protest and press in the First Amendment,” Connell said.