Three illegal immigrants who managed to evade capture after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned local residents of impending ICE raids were arrested for new crimes Tuesday; facing multiple charges for robbery and domestic violence.
According to Fox News, ICE officials confirmed this week the individuals had been apprehended after committing additional crimes; saying the undocumented workers managed to slip through the cracks during the federal sweeps of the San Francisco area last month.
Schaaf warned of the upcoming raids on social media hours before the authorities launched the surprise crackdown, allowing countless criminals to evade capture and deportation.
“How dare you!” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in California this month. “How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical, open borders agenda.”
Acting Director of ICE Tom Homan slammed Schaaf’s warning, saying the liberal mayor was acting like a “gang lookout” who warns drug dealers of approaching police officers.
“I do not regret sharing this information,” said the mayor last month. “It is Oakland’s legal right to be a sanctuary city and we have not broken any laws. We believe our community is safer when families stay together.”
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: DOJ to INVESTIGATE Oakland Mayor After ICE TIP-OFF
The White House confirmed this week that the Department of Justice was launching an investigation into a California mayor who tipped-off illegal immigrants of impending ICE sweeps; calling the left-wing politicians actions “outrageous,” reports the Los Angeles Times.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called-out Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf Thursday over her decision to publicly disclose imminent immigration crackdowns throughout the Bay Area, telling residents to be on the lookout for federal agents within their communities.
“I think it’s outrageous that a mayor would circumvent federal authorities and certainly put them in danger by making a move such as that,” said Sanders, adding that her actions were currently “under review” to see if she violated federal law.
“The Oakland mayor’s decision to publicize her suspicions about ICE operations further increased that risk for my officers and alerted criminal aliens — making clear that this reckless decision was based on her political agenda with the very federal laws that ICE is sworn to uphold,” said ICE’s acting director.
Oakland, like many other California municipalities, considers itself a ‘Sanctuary City,’ often shielding illegal immigrants and undocumented workers from federal authorities and border patrol agents.
CALIFORNIA SCHEMIN': Officials CONFIRM Mayor’s WARNING KEPT 800 Illegal Immigrants on the Streets
The hyper-liberal Mayor of Oakland, California came under fire from national law enforcement Wednesday over her decision to “tip off” illegal immigrants of impending ICE sweeps; with US officials confirming her actions kept over 800 undocumented workers on the streets.
Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan slammed Mayor Libby Schaaf on Fox News this week, saying her decision to warn illegal immigrants of a federal crackdown directly endangered her community.
“She gave them warning, and there’s 800 that we were unable to locate because of that warning, so that community is a lot less safe than it would have been,” said Homan.
Acting ICE director Thomas Homan: “Being a law enforcement officer is already dangerous enough, but to give the criminals a heads up that we're coming in the next 24 hours, increases that risk.” pic.twitter.com/edZvDTYZic
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Mayor Libby Schaaf made national headlines over the weekend when she warned Bay Area residents of impending ICE raids, telling illegal immigrants to be on the lookout for federal agents within their communities.
“I’ll say this to the mayor and every other politician that wants to vilify the men and women of ICE: We’re not going away. We’re going to keep enforcing the law,” Homan added.