The liberal mayor of Oakland, California likely shielded illegal immigrants with sexual assault and robbery convictions last week when she tipped-off local residents about impending ICE sweeps; enabling over 800 individuals to evade detention by federal agents.
According to Fox News, Bay Area Mayor Libby Schaaf may have allowed dozens of illegal immigrants with criminal convictions to remain on the streets; possibly violating the law when she warned Northern California residents of potential ICE raids within their communities.
“The raid led to the arrest of 232 illegal immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area, 180 of which ICE said ‘were either convicted criminals, had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed’ from the country and had come back illegally,” writes Fox.
“What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling ‘police’ when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood, except she did it to an entire community. This is beyond the pale,” said ICE acting Director Tom Homan.
Schaaf made national headlines last week when she publicly posted about the possible immigration sweeps on social media, warning her local constituents to be on the lookout for federal agents within their communities.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Oakland Mayor TIPS OFF Illegal Immigrants of Future ICE RAIDS
The liberal Mayor of Oakland, California warned illegal immigrants and their families of impending raids by federal authorities over the weekend, informing them that “credible sources” have confirmed possible sweeps by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in the coming days.
Mayor Libby Schaaf -who signaled she’d be willing to face jail-time over her refusal to cooperate with the federal government over immigration policy- told Bay Area residents to be on the look-out for possible ICE agents, but “go about their daily lives without fear.”
“We want residents to prepare, not panic. We understand ICE has used activity rumors in the past as a tactic to create fear; our intent is for our community to go about their daily lives without fear, but resiliency and awareness,” said Schaaf.
“My priority is for the well-being and safety of all residents -particularly our most vulnerable,” she added.
— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) February 25, 2018
The liberal Mayor’s remarks reignite a war of words between California officials and President Trump.
This week, Trump threatened to pull all Border Patrol and ICE agents from the state, saying he was getting “no help” from local governments to fight illegal immigration.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Residents FLEE SAN FRANCISCO Over Sanctuary City Laws, Rampant Crime
Residents are fleeing the San Francisco area at levels not seen in more than a decade as years of liberal policies take their toll; with locals decrying rampant drug use, Sanctuary City laws, and crippling taxes as the motivating factor to pack up and abandon the City by the Bay.
According to CBS News, more people are emigrating from the Bay Area than are moving in; making the region the “number one place” for out-migration in the nation. The crisis is reaching a fever pitch, with U-Haul business owners refusing to rent vans to those leaving town, fearing they won’t be able to retrieve their vehicles.
“I loved it here when I first got here. I really loved it here. But it’s just not the same,” said one software engineer. “We don’t like it here anymore. You know, we don’t like this sanctuary state status and just the politics.”
“Silicon Valley has been this place that is growing. And it was mostly due to people relocating here and relocating from other parts of the world. That’s changing,” said another executive in the technology industry.
Despite new guidelines distributed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, San Francisco refuses to comply with federal immigration policies; declaring itself a Sanctuary City and defying agencies determined to restrict the flow of illegal immigrants into California.