About 800 criminal illegal aliens avoided arrest after Oakland, Calif. Mayor Libby Schaaf gave Bay Area residents a 24-hour notice of pending ICE raids, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan.
"She gave them warning, and there’s 800 that we were unable to locate because of that warning, so that community is a lot less safe than it would have been," Homan told Fox & Friends.
"I watched her statement where she says her priority is the safety of her community. Well what she did had the exact opposite effect.
"I'll say this to the mayor and every other politician that wants to vilify the men and women of ICE: We’re not going away. We’re going to keep enforcing the law."
National Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director and CEO Jonathan Thompson publicly denounced Schaaf, saying her warning to the illegal aliens, most of whom are priorities for removal, put city residents and ICE officers in danger.
"This is just another example of a California politician playing politics with the safety of the community," Thompson said. "What the Mayor is doing is dangerous and reckless. By alerting the public of the operation, she gave known criminal illegals safe harbor which ultimately put the people in that area, as well as law enforcement, in danger."
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Updated: Thu, Mar 15th 2018 @ 12:55pm EDT