Mayor Libby Schaaf received over 1,000 “angry calls” at her office at
phone number at 510-238-3141 and at her contact page at http://www.oaklandnet.com/contactmayor.asp
in protest against her decision last weekend to warn illegal aliens of
an impending raid by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
— who told the Washington
Post, “I definitely consider myself part of the resistance” —
angered ICE officials, who made 232
arrests over several days but said that 800
illegal aliens evaded arrest due to her warning. Many of the
illegal aliens targeted in the raid already had criminal convictions,
according to ICE officials.
Bay Times reports:
rough, subjective tally, as of Friday afternoon? Love her decision:
153. Hate it: 1,037.
1,190 calls, emails and voicemails, a few dozen of which were reviewed
by this news agency, are another indication of how deeply Americans
are divided on immigration. In a world in which anonymous comments
flood social media, upset citizens will still sometimes pick up the
phone. And while the angriest of them did not leave their name, others
did and asked for a call back.
Debbie from Fresno and Fred from Illinois, who were polite in their
do not understand you protecting people who are not American citizens
while you are abandoning the American citizens who put you in office,”
Debbie said in a voicemail. “Why don’t you help the homeless instead?
Clean up our streets, our country looks like an impoverished country
in many ways.”
Homan, the acting director of ICE, said the Department of Justice is investigating Schaaf
for obstruction of justice. In January, Schaaf vowed to go to jail to
protect her city’s status as a “sanctuary city.”
B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He was named to
Forward’s 50 “most influential” Jews in 2017. He is the co-author
Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution,
is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.