WH Slams Oakland Mayor's 'Outrageous' Warning on ICE Raid

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Since Sunday, ICE deportation officers have arrested more than 150 individuals who are in violation of federal US immigration laws, working on leads developed by the local field office in conjunction with the National Criminal Analysis and Targeting center (NCATC).

"What she did was no better than a gang lookout yelling 'Police!' when a police cruiser comes into the neighborhood, except she did it to the entire community", he said.

ICE said those arrested included several people with convictions for crimes such as assault with a deadly weapon, including a man who had been previously deported to Mexico eight times. This raid was intended exclusively to terrorize innocent immigrant families and instill fear in the hearts of our communities - not to keep Americans safe.

"This raid was intended exclusively to terrorize innocent immigrant families and instill fear in the hearts of our communities", Pelosi said, "not to keep Americans safe".

ICE went ahead with its wide-sweeping raids in the Bay area over the weekend (called "Operation Keep Safe") and arrested more than 150 illegal aliens in the first three days of the operation.

Immigration activists blasted ICE this week, claiming many of those arrested in the sweep were law-abiding community members unfairly targeted by the federal agency.

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"I have to believe that some of them were able to elude us thanks to the mayor's irresponsible decision", Homan said.

The White House confirmed this week that the Department of Justice was launching an investigation into a California mayor who tipped-off illegal immigrants of impending ICE sweeps; calling the left-wing politicians actions "outrageous", reports the Los Angeles Times. "ICE will also likely have to detain individuals arrested in California in detention facilities outside of the state, far from any family they may have in California".

In a statement, ICE officials said the federal law enforcement organization has been negatively impacted by California's "sanctuary" policy that has limited communication with local law enforcement partners.

Schaaf has defended her statement, saying she felt it was her duty to warn residents of the ICE action. Speaking in her office, the mayor said she stood by her decision to reveal an operation she learned about from confidential "credible sources". We chalked it up to just something a very frustrated president said while blowing off steam.

Justice Department is reviewing California... Despite the severe challenges that this law creates for ICE, we remain committed to our public safety mission and we will continue to do our sworn duty to seek out risky criminal aliens and other immigration violators.

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín commended Schaaf for alerting Bay Area communities of the potential raids "responsibly" in a manner that did not put ICE agents at risk.