The Division of Justice is trying into whether or not Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf obstructed justice by warning Northern California residents of an impending raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The company’s performing director, Thomas Homan, advised “Fox & Pals” Wednesday morning that the DOJ is “reviewing” whether or not Schaaf broke any legal guidelines by telling her constituents ICE could be raiding the realm with a purpose to arrest folks violating federal immigration legal guidelines.
Schaaf, a Democrat, posted the warning to Twitter Saturday, writing that “a number of credible sources” advised her the immigration company was “making ready to conduct an operation within the Bay Space, together with Oakland, beginning as quickly as” Sunday.
ICE arrested greater than 150 folks “in violation of federal U.S. immigration legal guidelines” within the San Francisco Bay Space following Schaaf’s warning, the company stated Tuesday.
Homan in an announcement stated that 864 unlawful immigrants and public security threats “stay at massive in the neighborhood” and blamed Schaaf’s warning for his or her potential to dodge arrest.
“What she did isn’t any higher than a gang lookout yelling ‘police’ when a police cruiser comes within the neighborhood, besides she did it to a complete group,” Homan advised “Fox & Pals.” “There’s over 800 important public security risk criminals … that we’re unable to find due to that warning, in order that group’s rather a lot much less secure than it will’ve been.”
The mayor stood by her controversial warning, with a follow-up tweet Tuesday stating that “It’s Oakland’s authorized proper to be a sanctuary metropolis and now we have not damaged any legal guidelines. We imagine our group is safer when households keep collectively.”
The immigration sweep was the second in California since a statewide sanctuary regulation took impact final month. Brokers arrested greater than 200 folks earlier this month within the Los Angeles space.
The Related Press contributed to this report.