Secretary of State Rex Tillerson headed to Mexico to visit President Enrique Peña Nieto in an effort to help soothe tensions.
Dakota Pipeline protesters heeded the Wednesday afternoon deadline to vacate the encampment that has been their base since August.
The protests at Republican lawmakers' town halls has relied on bird-dogging, a tactic used by the left and right alike.
One advocate has 150 students clients who say they were disciplined without due process.
'We want everyone to realize life is uncertain and it can be changed in a moment," Jeff Brasher's sister said.