The Daily Caller reports that Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) “singled out Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf in a Facebook post for alerting 115 criminal, illegal immigrants of a pending ICE operation in order to “protect” them from arrest and eventual deportation. (RELATED: Chaffetz Calls For Subpoena Of Oakland Mayor)
“Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers recently carried out an operation in San Francisco that captured 115 people who had “prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault, or had past convictions for significant or multiple misdemeanors.”
“Thankfully, ICE was able to arrest and potentially deport noncitizens convicted of domestic violence and assault with force.
“But in a stunning move, the Democrat mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf, sent out a warning before the ICE operation in order “to protect them” from being found and arrested.
“ICE officials say this liberal mayor’s warning led to many dangerous criminals being able to escape, including those convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and armed robbery.
“It’s crazy these California Democrats are protecting dangerous criminals instead of putting the safety and security of American citizens first. But that’s exactly what they are doing.
“Don’t they care if an American’s son or daughter is sexually assaulted?
“Don’t they care if an American’s mother or father is robbed at gunpoint?
“Don’t they care if a wife or girlfriend gets beaten black and blue by her partner?
“Some of these tragedies can be prevented—but not if sanctuary states and cities continue to stop the federal government from enforcing the law.
“Enough is enough. We need to hold these elected officials accountable and protect Americans from dangerous criminals before more innocent people get hurt.”