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.