Not only did Mayor Schaaf defend her actions but she continued on to call those potential raids “anti-immigrant” and “racist”. Nevermind the people ICE agents are after happen to be criminals, some of whom are repeat offenders. ICE isn’t after immigrants but people who are here illegally, but that’s a fact and facts don’t matter to some politicians, apparently.
“Mr. President, I am not obstructing justice. I am seeking it,” wrote Libby Schaaf, the Democratic mayor of the California city since 2015, in an op-ed published in The Washington Post on Friday.
What the Oakland Mayor is ‘defending’ against is Trump’s comments Thursday when he criticized her for warning the illegal immigrants about the raid. Her actions were dangerous and some would say treasonous. She could have gotten ICE agents killed and innocent people harmed along the way.
As Reported By Washington Examiner:
“What the mayor of Oakland did the other day was a disgrace, where they had close to 1,000 people ready to be gotten, ready to be taken off the streets. Many of them, they say 85 percent of them, were criminals, had criminal records. The mayor of Oakland went out and she warned them all: scatter,” Trump said during a Thursday Cabinet meeting.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice have filed a lawsuit against the state of California for their so-called sanctuary cities and their refusal to cooperate with federal immigration officials and the laws they follow.
Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown said the move amounted to a decision by the federal government to go to “war” against the state.