Portland Fines I.C.E. For Fence Code Violation

Just when you thought the city of Portland couldn’t possibly get anymore wackjob-y, city officials say “HOLD MY BEER!” and issue a fine to I.C.E. over the temporary fence that the agency erected to keep protesters out. Since Portland police were ordered to stand down by mayor Ted Wheeler and police chief Danielle Outlaw (yes, the chief of police is named OUTLAW) and let the protesters perpetually terrorize I.C.E. employees, officials at the building were left with little choice.

Oregon Public Broadcasting (PBS) reports:

A large fence U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement built to keep protestors away from its southwest Portland facility was constructed without proper permits, Portland city officials said Monday.

Now ICE’s wall might have to come down.

The city’s Bureau of Development Services issued a correction notice to ICE on Monday, after inspecting the fence. The structure was erected last week, following weeks of protest outside the southwest Portland facility.

“Upon examination, the inspector found that the fence was more than eight feet tall, which is a violation of Oregon Structural Specialty Code,” the city of Portland said in a statement. “A formal letter will be sent to the property owner. The property owner is required to respond to the correction notice within 10 days of receipt.”