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Are you kidding me? How do libs live with themselves. I swear it seems they care more 'bout illegals than Americans.

Anti-Trump Oakland mayor insists she 'did the right thing' in tipping off illegal immigrants about ICE raid

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf -- who once warned Northern California residents about an impending ICE raid -- said she has “no regrets” for her actions and said the federal immigration agency “has gone astray.”

“I have no regrets, none. The more time goes by, the more certain I feel that I did the right thing in standing up for our community and pointing out our values are not aligned with our laws,” Schaff told BuzzFeed in an interview. “That’s hopefully the message that is sent out.”

Schaaf also slammed federal immigration authorities, saying that Immigraion and Customs Enforcement should be abolished. “This agency has gone astray and has so broken the trust, particularly in cities like mine, I believe we would all be better served to start from scratch,” she said.

The Oakland mayor, a Democrat, made headlines in February after she took an unprecedented stand against the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.

She posted a warning on Twitter claiming the immigration agency was “preparing to conduct an operation in the Bay Area, including Oakland.”

According to ICE, following the mayor’s warning, 150 people were arrested for violating U.S. immigration laws in the San Francisco Bay Area, but nearly 900 illegal immigrants remained “at large in the community” as they couldn’t be arrested.

“What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling ‘Police!’ when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood, except she did it to a whole community,” then-acting ICE Director Thomas Homan told "Fox & Friends."

“There's over 800 significant public safety threat criminals ... that we are unable to locate because of that warning, so that community's a lot less safe than it would've been,” he added.

Schaaf justified her move at the time that she felt it was her moral responsibility to give people a warning about the threat of being detained or deported.

She told BuzzFeed that her decision to warn illegal immigrants was also influenced by her special assistant Karely Ordaz, a DACA recipient, who told her after the 2016 election that the immigrant communities always live in fear. DACA refers to Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program for delaying the deportations of children whose parents entered the U.S. illegally.

“I thought, this information is not going to panic people. People live in a state of panic, we have neighbors, co-workers, people we sit next to in the church pews that live in this constant state of fear and yet it is invisible to us, because it is a status they don’t wear,” Schaaf said.

“How could I live with myself if it came to be that my sharing this information could have kept a family together?”
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Are you kidding me? How do libs live with themselves. I swear it seems they care more 'bout illegals than Americans.

Anti-Trump Oakland mayor insists she 'did the right thing' in tipping off illegal immigrants about ICE raid

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf -- who once warned Northern California residents about an impending ICE raid -- said she has “no regrets” for her actions and said the federal immigration agency “has gone astray.”

“I have no regrets, none. The more time goes by, the more certain I feel that I did the right thing in standing up for our community and pointing out our values are not aligned with our laws,” Schaff told BuzzFeed in an interview. “That’s hopefully the message that is sent out.”

Schaaf also slammed federal immigration authorities, saying that Immigraion and Customs Enforcement should be abolished. “This agency has gone astray and has so broken the trust, particularly in cities like mine, I believe we would all be better served to start from scratch,” she said.

The Oakland mayor, a Democrat, made headlines in February after she took an unprecedented stand against the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.

She posted a warning on Twitter claiming the immigration agency was “preparing to conduct an operation in the Bay Area, including Oakland.”

According to ICE, following the mayor’s warning, 150 people were arrested for violating U.S. immigration laws in the San Francisco Bay Area, but nearly 900 illegal immigrants remained “at large in the community” as they couldn’t be arrested.

“What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling ‘Police!’ when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood, except she did it to a whole community,” then-acting ICE Director Thomas Homan told "Fox & Friends."

“There's over 800 significant public safety threat criminals ... that we are unable to locate because of that warning, so that community's a lot less safe than it would've been,” he added.

Schaaf justified her move at the time that she felt it was her moral responsibility to give people a warning about the threat of being detained or deported.

She told BuzzFeed that her decision to warn illegal immigrants was also influenced by her special assistant Karely Ordaz, a DACA recipient, who told her after the 2016 election that the immigrant communities always live in fear. DACA refers to Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program for delaying the deportations of children whose parents entered the U.S. illegally.

“I thought, this information is not going to panic people. People live in a state of panic, we have neighbors, co-workers, people we sit next to in the church pews that live in this constant state of fear and yet it is invisible to us, because it is a status they don’t wear,” Schaaf said.

“How could I live with myself if it came to be that my sharing this information could have kept a family together?”
pointing out our values are not aligned with our laws,” Schaff told BuzzFeed in an interview. “That’s hopefully the message that is sent out.”


You gotta love mayors who can make this statement with a straight face.
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pointing out our values are not aligned with our laws,” Schaff told BuzzFeed in an interview. “That’s hopefully the message that is sent out.”


You gotta love mayors who can make this statement with a straight face.
I copied that line and was going to respond with it but you beat me to it...

They ARE "our laws" whether you think your "values" align with them or not...
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It's sad when an elected official's "values" lean more toward those here illegally than the citizens who are being murdered by some illegal immigrants, who are paying higher taxes for the welfare programs and prison expenses, and who are having their social security numbers stolen by some of these criminal invaders.
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It's sad when an elected official's "values" lean more toward those here illegally than the citizens who are being murdered by some illegal immigrants, who are paying higher taxes for the welfare programs and prison expenses, and who are having their social security numbers stolen by some of these criminal invaders.
For me it's not even about that. I don't hold money as the criteria for much of anything.
I am concerned, however, at the illegal actions of a sworn government employee. She works for her city and should certainly uphold its laws and those of the country it sits in. She should be sued or whatever it takes to get her out of office then tried as aiding and abetting the crime the immigrant committed -hiding out illegally without going through the legal channels as so many have done.
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