In an incredible act of protest the Mayor of Oakland blasted off an email warning illegal immigrants of pending ICE raids in the greater San Francisco community. Mayor Libby Schaaf, a major critic of President Donald Trump, tweeted an image of the email late Saturday night:
— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) February 25, 2018
In her letter, Schaaf expressed concern for the large illegal population that calls the bay area home. “My priority is for the safety and well being of all residents – particularly our most vulnerable.”
Opponents were quick to charge the Mayor with wrongdoing with some going as far to call her actions criminal aiding and abetting. Many cited concern for the safety of actual American citizens:
Why in the hell are individuals not charged with Obstruction or Harboring in these cases. I wonder how many counts it would rack up, considering each arrest made would = 1 count? Time to end this madness @POTUS. Sanctuary Cities / States endanger U.S. Citizens by mere existence. pic.twitter.com/RxXIPIqLFX
— #RedWaveRising #VoterID (@Mjr95266565) February 25, 2018
What if they are going after something high-risk, human trafficking, or a violent criminal or fugitive and you just tipped off some really bad people?
— nate_hanco (@natehanco) February 25, 2018
If a family member of mine were to be killed by an illegal immigrant in the next few weeks, I would surely be suing Schaaf and the city of Oakland and this post would help me win. SMDH. What an idiot. I hope residence are taking screenshots before the inevitable deleted tweet.
— AudieHO (@TheAudieHO) February 25, 2018
In January ICE agents raided over 100 7-Eleven’s along the northern bay area. President Donald Trump has recently suggested removing ICE Agents from California because of the lack of enforcement by political leaders.