KRON4 reported that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf just warned that an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid could happen within the next 24 hours. She claimed that she learned of the raids from credible sources who say that the ICE is preparing to conduct a sweep in the Bay Area. Schaaf added that she’s not sharing the information not to incite panic, but to protect people.
“Earlier today, I learned from multiple credible sources that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is preparing to conduct an operation in the Bay Area, including Oakland, starting as soon as within the next 24 hours,” she said in a statement. “As Mayor of Oakland, I am sharing this information publicly not to panic our residents but to protect them. My priority is for the well-being and safety of all residents — particularly our most vulnerable — and I know that Oakland is safer when we share information, encourage community awareness, and care for our neighbors.”
This comes after a top ICE official called for sanctuary city leaders to be prosecuted for hindering the ICE.
“Sanctuary policies,” she added, “are killing Americans.”
Vaughn then called on the federal government to strip at least some federal funding from state and local governments with “sanctuary” policies.
“The other thing that [the federal government is] trying to do is to deny certain federal law enforcement grants to sanctuary jurisdictions, whether they’re cities, states, counties; they’re trying to make these grants off-limits for sanctuaries, which makes sense,” she said. “Why should a jurisdiction get taxpayer money for law enforcement when they’re stiffing one of the biggest law enforcement agencies of the federal government. They shouldn’t. There needs to be some consequence for having a sanctuary policy. … Hopefully the federal government will be able to deny them some funding.”
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