Oakland mayor tips off illegals to ICE sweep

In a nation where the rule of law governed public officials, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf might be subject to arrest for obstruction after she issued a warning to the city's illegal alien community that there was a pending sweep by ICE. But we no longer live in that kind of country. Public officials can now openly, brazzenly, defy federal authorities in their efforts to enforce immigration law. SFGate: The relationship between U.S. immigration officials and California’s liberal leaders soured long ago, but Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to warn potential targets of federal arrest that an immigration sweep could be imminent was an extraordinary escalation. Schaaf said she issued the alert Saturday night after receiving confidential tips from “credible sources” who revealed that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, was planning arrests across the Bay Area as soon as Sunday. She and Police Chief...(Read Full Post)