According to ICE Chief, Thomas Homan, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf helped 800 illegal aliens flee arrest in Oakland.
A top immigration official said Wednesday that about 800 people living illegally in Northern California were able to avoid arrest because of a weekend warning that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf put on Twitter.
“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 a whole community,” Thomas Homan, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting chief, told “Fox and Friends.”
The mayor warned residents over the weekend of large-scale, impending raids by immigration agents in the San Francisco Bay Area, escalating tensions between California officials and the Trump administration.
Homan said the Justice Department is looking into whether Schaaf obstructed justice and said her actions allowed immigrants who have committed crimes to remain in Oakland, making the community less safe.
“I just can’t believe it happened,” he said.
Federal immigration agents arrested more than 150 people in California in the days after Schaaf’s warning of the raids, the agency announced Tuesday.
Agents made the arrests in a three-day sweep starting Sunday that covered cities from Sacramento in the north to Stockton in California’s Central Valley agricultural heartland. About half of those arrested for being in the country illegally had criminal convictions, the agency said.
Schaaf, a Democrat who is running for re-election this year, warned residents on Twitter Saturday night that “credible sources” told her a sweep was imminent, calling it her “duty and moral obligation” to warn families.
This Mayor should be arrested for her actions. She basically tipped off 800 criminals that law enforcement was coming. As we have previously reported illegal aliens are not only far more likely to have committed crime but they also cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars per year.