Oakland Bans Cooperation With Federal Immigration Agents; Braces For ICE Raids

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January 19, 2018

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Just hours after the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to end any cooperation with agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mayor Libby Schaaf said Wednesday she would go to jail if needed in her opposition to ICE raids.

“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.”

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.”

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • McFerguson says:

    What is it about ILLEGAL that the dopey Oakland Mayor cannot understand? We are a nation of laws, and there are laws against wantonly crossing the unprotected borders of the United States. Immigrants are welcome. But they must come when approved to do so by the Federal Government. Your neighbors don’t walk, uninvited, into your house at mealtime and sit down and start partaking of the goodies offered. The nation’s the same way, bozos. Ain’t nuthin’ free! Hello?

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