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.