Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Tom Homan speaks at a Dec. 5, 2017, briefing in Washington. (Donna Burton/Customs and Border Protection)

ICE Blasts ‘Reckless’ Oakland Mayor for Warning of Immigration Sweeps

The war of words between the Trump administration and officials in California over immigration intensified around federal sweeps in the north of the state that ended with more than 150 arrests.

Over the weekend, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf alerted residents that she had heard from multiple sources that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents would be conducting operations there imminently; she urged those in the country illegally to take precautions.

ICE’s acting director, Thomas D. Homan, blasted Schaaf.

“The Oakland mayor’s decision to publicize her suspicions about ICE operations further increased that risk for my officers and alerted criminal aliens — making clear that this reckless decision was based on her political agenda with the very federal laws that ICE is sworn to uphold,” Homan said in a statement on Tuesday.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times

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