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Chicago already has field offices for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and other federal law enforcement agencies. The president cannot legally deploy National Guard troops in Chicago unless requested by the governor of Illinois; the Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the use of soldiers to be used “as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws.

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