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Oakland Mayor's Tipoff to Illegal Aliens Endangered ICE Officers

Oakland Mayor's Tipoff to Illegal Aliens Endangered ICE Officers

"The Oakland mayor's decision to publicize her suspicions about ICE operations further increased that risk for my officers and alerted criminal aliens", Homan said, adding that he believes Schaaf's statement was reckless and politically motivated.

She then used the Democratic propaganda of championing so-called "sanctuary cities" - which are led by mayors who illegal refuse to cooperate with ICE agents to arrest and deport illegal aliens - and stuck to her party's talking points.

In a statement widely shared on social media, Schaaf said "multiple credible sources" had told her that Immigration and Customs Enforcement was "preparing to conduct an operation in the Bay Area, including Oakland, starting as soon as within the next 24 hours".

"The results of this operation are a clear indication of ICE's commitment regarding the role we play in keeping our communities safe by locating, arresting and ultimately removing at-large criminal aliens who pose a threat to public safety, and other immigration fugitives", Daniel Bible, field office director for ERO in San Antonio, said. "We have innocent families and we will make sure we will protect them here in San Francisco".

Defenders of sanctuary city practices say they improve public safety by promoting trust among law enforcement and immigrant communities and reserving scarce police resources for other, more urgent crime-fighting needs.

Mora-Villalpando's interview caught the attention of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to public documents published by Mijente, a Latinx and Chicanx advocacy group.

"We have had three people who've come to pay fines here in the last couple of months, who upon leaving the courthouse, were picked up in the parking lot by ICE and put into immigration detention", Kaper-Dale says.

"It's becoming sadly clearer that ICE is losing its focus on immigration enforcement", Becerra said. Homan said the Justice Department is looking into whether Schaaf obstructed justice. "Sensitive locations, the ICE policy is schools, churches, places of worship, hospitals - ICE does not take enforcement action in these places", he said.

Schaaf warned about the upcoming raids on Saturday, saying it was her "duty and moral obligation as Mayor to give those families fair warning when that threat appears imminent". Now it's time for MA to enact the Safe Communities Act so that these protections will extend statewide. Jerry Brown down to local mayors have resisted a Trump administration immigration crackdown that they contend is arbitrarily hauling in otherwise law-abiding people and splitting up families that include us -born children.

"I'll say this to the mayor and every other politician that wants to vilify the men and women of ICE: 'We're not going away - we're going to keep enforcing the law", Homan stated, according to a Twitter post by Fox News.

Sanctuary policies differ from city to city but generally have provisions for cooperation with federal law enforcement in cases involving serious crimes.

Immigration lawyers at non-profits like the American Friends Service Committee and American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey have also seen an increase in arrests of undocumented immigrants with removal orders that come in for their routine check-ins with ICE.

Armando Nunez-Salgado, 39, was among the 150 people ICE said it arrested Sunday, nabbing him in his Napa County, California, backyard as he gardened.

"We are going to continue fighting, whether it's today, whether it's tomorrow", Zakout said.

"It used to be that ICE used to raid people at their homes or at jobs", Suarez said.