California politicians have been quaking in fear ever since the Trump administration announced plans for a massive ICE raid in San Francisco. Agents expect to nab at least 1,500 illegals.
California’s leadership is wildly liberal and impractical, but they’re not idiots. They know that if they don’t try to defend illegal immigrants their base will revolt.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is so committed to helping illegals she claims she’d rather go to jail than cooperate with immigration officers.
“It is no surprise that the bully in chief is continuing to try to intimidate our most vulnerable residents… We’re very clear that our values are to protect all of our residents regardless of where we come from. We want to protect families, not tear them apart,” Schaaf said.
When asked if she was willing to be jailed over her convictions, Schaaf promptly responded “yes.”
“We are exercising our legal right to be a Sanctuary City and to protect our residents… The fact that the federal government is suggesting that it is actively retaliating against jurisdictions that are exercising their right to have sanctuary policies — that is what is illegal.”
No, what’s illegal is sneaking into a country without a visa and then trying to hide from the government. Illegals aren’t a special, prosecuted class of people. There’s no reason why our laws shouldn’t apply to them.
“The level of fear and anxiety in this community is at unconscionable levels… We will not have a presence, we will not do anything to suggest that we condone ICE raids in Oakland,” Schaaf insisted.
The upcoming raid will happen within the next few weeks.
(Source: CBS San Francisco)