ICE Director Thomas Homan issued a condemnation of the Oakland City Council. The full text is here: https://twitter.com/daviddebolt/status/953810452118515712
And Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf spoke to the media about Oakland’s decison.
A few Homan highlights; “The politicians who crafted this proposal either do not understand – or choose to ignore – basic facts. ICE officers and agents are sworn to uphold federal law and arrest those in violation of the law. It is wrong and deeply offensive to impugn the authority of the thousands of men and women of ICE by accusing them of being racists, harassers and underminers of the judicial system – all for doing their sworn duty to enforce the law”.
“Finally for politicians to prohibit one law enforcement agency from assisting another law enforcement agency is unconsionable. Those who put politics and their political ambitions above public safety and officer safety should talk to the victims of crimes perpetrated by criminal aliens to put the decision they make into perspective”
Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf spoke to the media about Oakland’s decison to end all cooperation with ICE.