As Predicted, Illegal Aliens Libby Schaaf Warned Have Already Reoffended

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf one-upped her Democrat colleagues last month by publicly warning illegal aliens that an ICE raid was imminent. Though ICE officials arrested hundreds of illegal alien criminals in the sweep, ICE Deputy Director Thomas Homan estimated that 800 people were able to elude arrest.

Anyone with half a brain knew it was just a matter of time until some of those who were able to avoid detection were out committing crimes again. Less than a month post-raid, and here are three who’ve already been picked up again. Via Washington Times:

[Homan] said one man had been released under sanctuary policies in November, after jail officials ignored an ICE request to hold him. His deportation officers tried to arrest the man last month as part of their enforcement action in Northern California, but after Ms. Schaaf’s warning he was one of the more than 800 who eluded them.

He has since been arrested for robbery and weapons violations, Mr. Homan said.

Another man was arrested for “injury of a spouse,” and a third was arrested for his third drunken-driving offense.

“So if he’s getting arrested three times, how many times has he committed this crime? That is a public safety threat,” Mr. Homan said.

Homan also said that according to intel picked up by ICE agents, smugglers cartels are touting sanctuary jurisdictions to entice migrants – promising they’ll be delivered to sanctuary jurisdictions “where they will be protected.”

With people like Libby Schaaf in charge, we know California’s politicians won’t willingly repeal sanctuary state laws. That’s why we’re bringing the vote directly to the people. Click here to tell Jerry Brown, Xavier Becerra, and Kevin De Leon, “We’ve had enough.”

Even the LA Times Editorial Board Disagrees with Lawbreaking Oakland Mayor

Sanctuary-loving politicians usually get a lot of love from the LA Times, but it seems that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf crossed the line with her warnings of ICE raids last week.

The headline of an op-ed by the LA Times Editorial Board (by the board itself, not an op-ed submitted by a random contributor) published March 3 blared:

“It’s one thing to oppose Trump’s policies. It’s another to undercut the law”

Wow.

Her heart may have been in the right place in seeking to warn those at risk of incarceration and possible deportation. But some of those targeted by ICE agents could very well have been people with violent criminal pasts who can make no legitimate argument for avoiding deportation. And regardless, tipping off her community that immigration officers were about to enforce duly adopted federal immigration laws crosses a line that ought not to be crossed.

State and local officials often justify their pro-Sanctuary beliefs by saying immigration laws are federal laws they shouldn’t bear the burden of enforcing. True enough, says the LA Times editorial board. But that doesn’t mean you actively help the lawbreakers!

[I]f we want people to engage with the legal system, trying to subvert lawful enforcement of immigration codes sends the opposite message. Local subversion of federal rules would be justified in only the most dire circumstances.

And the circumstances illegal immigrants in Schaaf’s jurisdiction find themselves in are not the “most dire,” even if they don’t fit her preferred political mode.

But the federal immigration codes the resisters oppose aren’t inherently inhumane or morally repugnant, despite the Trump administration’s enforcement policies. Nations have a right to protect their borders and set rules about who may come into the country.

If you really believe in your cause, Mayor, fight for it with “every legal tool” you have, but don’t cross the line.

By all means, fight Trump at the polls and in the courts with every legal tool at hand, but to advocate disobeying properly enacted laws and regulations is more likely to make the situation worse than better.

When even the LA Times editorial board says you’ve crossed a line, you’ve really crossed it.

Of course, we believe the mayor has engaged in criminal activity of harboring illegal aliens and obstructing justice with her “warning.” She should be charged with those crimes.

Hot Air: Oakland’s Mayor Committed a Felony by Warning That ICE Was Coming

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf not only put law-abiding families at risk by warning illegal aliens of an impending ICE raid; she committed a felony as well.

Her “public safety warning” over the weekend was intended to help “protect the residents,” she claimed. But, like all officials who support sanctuary so-called laws, the residents she’s looking out for are the ones who aren’t supposed to be there at all.

My priority is to keep the community safe. It is not my wish to panic people, but to ensure that they’re prepared with information. I feel confident that my sharing this information, because I Did not receive it through official channels,

Jazz Shaw at Hot Air writes that Schaaf is in violation of federal law with her warning:

Here’s the thing. When you’re an elected official and you warn people about a flu epidemic, a wildfire approaching the city or a water main break, you’re responsibly protecting your residents. When you warn a criminal that law enforcement is coming for them you’re engaged in something known as “harboring.” (Specifically, to clandestinely shelter, succor, and protect improperly admitted Aliens.)

He cites Section 8 of the U.S. Code, which is “embedded in federal law and has been for as long as anyone reading this has been alive.”

8 U.S. Code § 1324 (a) (1) (A) (iii)

Any person who, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation shall be punished as provided in subparagraph (B).

8 U.S. Code § 1324 (a) (1) (B) (ii)

A person who violates subparagraph (A) shall, for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), (iv), or (v)(II), be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

Elected officials such as Schaaf need to be held accountable for their lawless actions!