Lock her up.
“Yes,” said Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf when asked if she’d go to jail to protect illegal aliens in her city.
“It is no surprise that the bully in chief is continuing to try to intimidate our most vulnerable residents,” said Schaaf, referring to President Donald Trump. “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.”
Seems the Mayor is having a hard time “protecting the residence,” however, as Oakland, ranks as the 3rd most dangerous city in the nation.
Just hours after the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to defy federal law and end any cooperation with agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Schaaf said Wednesday she would go to jail if needed in her opposition to ICE raids.
Schaaf’s remarks came on a day when rumors were swirling that ICE planned to launch a series of Bay Area raids — arresting as many as 1,500 illegal aliens — because California has become a Sanctuary State and several communities have adopted Sanctuary City policies.
“We are exercising our legal right to be a Sanctuary City and to protect our residents,” Schaaf told KPIX 5 of her opposition to ICE raids. “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.”
The Mayor’s claim that the federal government (ICE) is acting illegally when it enforces federal immigration law is inaccurate.
City Councilman Rebecca Kaplan authored the bill following the Police Department’s role in an August raid in which a person was detained and now faces deportation. Oakland officers provided traffic support for ICE agents who were carrying out the raid.
“It is not acceptable for the Oakland administration to collude with ICE, as this federal agency is targeting non-criminals, harassing people based on their national origin, and undermining our justice system,” Kaplan said in a statement.
Someone needs to notify Mayor Schaaf and Councilman Kaplan that an ‘illegal alien’ is a criminal.
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