DOJ to Investigate Oakland Mayor ICE Raid Warning

Thomas Homan, ICE acting chief, said the Justice Department is looking into a potential obstruction of justice against Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.


By Olga R. Rodriguez

SAN FRANCISCO — A top immigration official said Wednesday that about 800 people living illegally in Northern California were able to avoid arrest because of a weekend warning that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf put on Twitter.

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"What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling 'police' when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood, except she did it to a whole community," Thomas Homan, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting chief, told "Fox and Friends."

The mayor warned residents over the weekend of large-scale, impending raids by immigration agents in the San Francisco Bay Area, escalating tensions between California officials and the Trump administration.

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