The acting Director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency didn’t mince words when commenting on the Oakland, California mayor’s decision to “tip off” illegal immigrants on potential ICE raids; saying the liberal politician was acting like a “gang lookout.”
Director Thomas Homan slammed Mayor Libby Schaaf Wednesday after she posted information about potential law enforcement sweeps on social media; instructing undocumented workers in the Bay Area to be on the lookout for federal agents.
“What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling police when a police cruiser comes to the neighborhood except she did it to entire community of the this is beyond the pale,” Homan told Fox News. “This is a whole new low to intentionally warn criminals that law enforcement is coming. I can’t believe it happened.”
“She intentionally put law enforcement officers at risk. Being a law enforcement officer is dangerous enough. But to give criminals a head’s up we’re coming next 24 hours, increases the risk,” he added.
Watch the ICE chief’s comments below:
h/t Daily Caller
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.
GREAT IDEA: Oakland Mayor Says She’ll FACE PRISON Before Caving on ‘Sanctuary City’
The left-wing mayor of Oakland, California vowed she’d go to prison before she caved to federal authorities on her ‘Sanctuary City’ policy regarding illegal immigrants this week, saying her community will never give-in to the “Bully-in-Chief” in the White House.
According to CBS San Francisco, Mayor Libby Schaaf made her pledge while speaking with reporters Thursday following an Immigration and Customs Enforcement announcement that ICE would be conducting raids throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Oakland.
“It is no surprise that the bully in chief is continuing to try to intimidate our most vulnerable residents,” said Schaaf, a longtime Hillary Clinton supporter. “We’re very clear that our values are to protect all of our residents regardless of where we come from. We want to protect families, not tear them apart.”
“The fact that the federal government is suggesting that it is actively retaliating against jurisdictions that are exercising their right to have sanctuary policies — that is what is illegal,” she added.
The west coast mayor was then asked by reporters if she would rather go to prison than cave on Oakland’s sanctuary status.
“YES!” she replied.