nearvideo Oakland mayor is choosing to share ICE raid information
Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf-who once Northern California warned residents about an impending ICE-raid — said she has “no regrets” for their actions and said the federal immigration agency “has lost.”
“I haven’t regretted it, no. The more time passes, the more I feel that I have done the right thing, stand up for our community and show our values in line with our laws,” Lance told BuzzFeed in an interview. “Hopefully, this is the message that is sent.”
“I haven’t regretted it, no. The more time passes, the more I feel that I have done the right thing, stand up for our community and show our values in line with our laws.”
— Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
Schaaf also slammed the Federal immigration authority, said that Immigraion and Customs enforcement should be abolished. “This Agency has lost its way and was so broken that trust, especially in the cities, as is the case with me, I think we would all be better served to start from the beginning,” she said.
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The Oakland mayor, a Democrat, made headlines in February, after they took an unprecedented stand against the Trump government crackdown on illegal immigration.
You published to require a warning on Twitter, the immigration Agency was “preparing to carry out an operation in the Bay Area, including Oakland.”
According to ICE, according to the mayor, warning, 150 people were arrested for violating U.S. immigration laws in the San Francisco Bay Area, but almost 900 illegal immigrants remained “at large in the municipality”, as they could not be arrested.
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“What she has done, is no better than a gang lookout shouted” police!”, if a car in the neighborhood, except they did it to an entire community,” said acting ICE Director Thomas Homann “Fox & Friends”.
“There are over 800 significant public risk to the safety of the criminals … we are not able to locate because of this warning, so that the community is much less safe than it would have been,” he added.
“What she has done, is no better than a gang lookout shouted” police!”, if a car in the neighborhood, except they did it to an entire community.”
— then-Acting ICE Director Thomas Homann
Schaaf founded their movement at the time, that they felt it was their moral responsibility to the people a warning about the threat of been imprisoned or deported.
She told BuzzFeed that the decision to warn illegal immigrants, was also influenced by her special assistant Karely Ordaz, a IF-receiver, who said that the immigrants life after the election in 2016, and that always in fear. IF refers to the Deferred action for Childhood arrivals, an Obama-era program for the delay of the deportation of children whose parents entered the United States illegally.
“I thought, this information is to panic, people. People live in a state of panic, we have neighbors, work colleagues, people we sit next to in the pews, living in this constant state of fear and yet it is invisible to us, because it is a status that you do not wear,” said Schaaf.
“How could I live with myself, if it came to be that my release of this information would have a family together?”