BREAKING NEWS: Federal agents are prepared to arrest the Mayor of Oakland, California for instructing local police to defy federal law by refusing to turn in illegal immigrants for deportation. Oakland is a sanctuary city.
According to CBS, 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. “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.”
Of course, Schaaf totally ignored the fact that illegal immigrants are NOT lawful residents.
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 said 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.”
When asked if she were willing to go to jail to defend those policies, Schaaf answered emphatically “Yes!”
“The level of fear and anxiety in this community is at unconscionable levels,” she said.
GOOD! They should be scared. They broke federal laws by entering the country illegally. These people have no right to be here.
Late Tuesday night, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to end any cooperation with ICE agents amid the reports the feds were planning to launch a series of major Bay Area raids.
Should Schaaf be ARRESTED AND CHARGED?