Talks with the governor's office are in early stages and there is no agreement, the White House official told the AP on condition of anonymity.
As part of its Tuesday motion, the ACLU of OR also asked U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon to order Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Acting Under Secretary Ken Cuccinelli to "personally appear before the court and show cause as to why they should not be sanctioned for contempt", per an ACLU press release.
After violence in Oakland, California, during a protest on Sunday, Mayor Libby Schaaf condemned "agitators" for vandalising the downtown and giving Trump the "images he wants" to justify sending federal agents into USA cities. The agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the lawsuit, which was filed in US District Court in Washington.
The Trump administration says the forces are needed in Portland to protect the courthouse and other federal buildings. Protesters in Los Angeles clashed with officers in front of the city's federal courthouse.
The 22 people whose arrests were announced on Monday were charged with various federal offenses stemming from protests on July 23, 24, 25 and 26, including assaulting federal officers and harassing and stalking federal employees.
The mayors said they support legislative efforts to require notice and consultation with and consent from local authorities before deployments; to require visible identification at all times on federal agents and vehicles unless they are on an undercover mission authorised by the local US Attorney; and to impose limitations on federal agents' crowd control activities to protecting federal property.
United Kingdom plans to fight obesity with ad bans, more calorie labels
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) cautiously welcomed the plans as a positive step, but urged the Government to go further. The Better Health campaign will be introduced with weight-management services expanded in the National Health Service.
A militirised federal agent uses a flashlight during a protest against racial inequality and police violence in Portland, Oregon, US, July 28, 2020. Moreover, the group claims Chad Wolf's long-term as acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary runs counter to the legal requirement for Senate confirmation of federal department heads.
But the mayors said the officers have patrolled areas distant from the federal properties and arrested citizens without cause.
"They have been tear-gassed night after night, left vomiting and unable to eat or sleep because of the toxic poison blasted at them", the complaint reads.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty on Monday had asked Wolf for a meeting to discuss a cease-fire and their desire for the removal of the extra federal agents deployed to Portland. Peaceful protesters have described being taken by agents who didn't identify themselves and didn't tell the protesters why they were being detained.
"The city transport office is fining Uncle Sam "$500 for every 15 minutes" the path has been blocked since a fence was set up February 22 outside the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland.
Protesters who gathered for the 60th night near the courthouse were met with tear gas, pepper balls and stun grenades fired by agents early Tuesday. A fire was also started inside the fence at the courthouse, police said, with protesters piling wood and debris onto it. Selsky reported from Salem, Oregon.