Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) warned illegal immigrants in her city over the weekend that an ICE raid was in the making. The mayor explained that she wanted to “protect the residents”.
However, the warning was not directed at all Oakland residents. It was designed to protect illegal aliens within the city’s limits.
Schaaf (pictured, far right) said that she had “credible information” that the feds were preparing for a visit to her city. She added that her intention was not to sow panic, but to keep people safe. Oakland is one of California’s numerous sanctuary cities.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was expected to raid the city on Sunday. So, Schaaf thought that it would be a good idea to give constituents a pre-emptive heads-up. The raid did take place and four illegals were arrested in the Bay Area.
Mayor Gives illegals ‘Fair Warning’
On Saturday, the mayor cited “multiple credible sources,” saying that an ICE raid was coming. She added that she did not have more details on the federal agency’s operation but added that it was her “duty and moral obligation” to give illegal aliens a “fair warning” when the ICE “threat” was imminent.
It is strange, though, that a mayor warned the criminals residing in her city about a law enforcement operation. Schaaf has just committed a felony called ‘harboring’ of illegal aliens and could face some jail time if (ever) prosecuted.
The Trump White House has strongly opposed sanctuary cities’ policies, and President Trump has repeatedly threatened the mayors of these cities with jail. However, no one is talking about Schaaf’s illegal actions in Oakland and she seems to be above the law.
Plus, letting her go with a simple warning is not the right thing to do as she is not some celebrity tweeting a random warning to illegals. She is an elected official who swore to uphold the law.
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