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ICE-officials say Oakland mayor put lives in danger
Head of ICE enforcement and removal blasts mayor Libby Schaaf to announce the decision, raids; Claudia Cowan rides along with Federal immigration agents who try to enforce the law.
Federal immigration officials, more than 150 people have been arrested in violation of the Federal U.S. immigration law in Northern California this week, despite the Oakland mayor warning of an impending RAID.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made the arrests in the San Francisco Bay Area starting Sunday as part of a “targeted immigration enforcement operations,” the Agency told Fox News on Tuesday.
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About half of the detained, the officers of deportation convictions for assault, crimes against children, weapons charges and DUI, according to the Agency.
ICE marked the arrest of a fugitive by the Federal Agency, in particular, the officials stated, is a documented gang member.
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Armando Nuñez-Salgado, 38, of Mexico, was arrested on Sunday as part of the ICE is far to the raid, spokesman James Schwab, the San Francisco office, distributed by Fox News said.
“In the past 18 years [Nuñez Salgado] criminal has said collects legal convictions in California have resulted in more than 15 years in prison sentencings,” Schwab, adding the man “has been removed by the ICE on four occasions,” and is a member of the Sureño street gang.
Other arrests include that of other Sureños gang member, and other illegal immigrants with criminal records from Mexico and Guatemala in Northern California.
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The arrests come in the days after Libby Schaaf, the democratic mayor of Oakland, released a press release on Twitter warning the components in the sanctuary of the city, that “several credible sources” that told her the ICE carrying out a RAID in the Bay Area would be as soon as Sunday.
Schaaf received a swift reaction to your post, with a lot of arguing about the legality of such a warning.
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“The Oakland post mayor made the decision to, your conjecture about ICE operations will continue to increase, the risk to my officers and alerted criminal aliens — to make clear that this consideration for said lots decision based on their political agenda,” ICE Deputy Director, Thomas Homann, said in a statement Tuesday. “In contrast to the politicians who try to undermine ICE important mission, our officers continue to fulfill their sworn duty to protect the public safety.”
For more details on ICE’s immediate activities in the Bay Area remain unclear, although the Agency says, 864 illegal immigrants with criminal records, and other threats to public safety “remain at large” in the Region — two of them are believed to be living in Oakland.
Homan believes that deprive Schaaf’s warning aided those illegal immigrants to the law enforcement.
Fox News’ Claudia Cowan, Michael Lundin and Donald fair contributed to this report.
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