by Daveda Gruber:
It is “unjust and cruel” that ICE agents get murdered by illegal immigrants just for doing their jobs.
On Wednesday House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, condemned a raid of illegal immigrants in California last week as “unjust and cruel.”
Ice arrested hundreds of criminals, many with convictions for violent crimes. They were partially stopped from arresting more by a Democratic mayor who tipped off the public to the crackdown.
A four-day raid in the San Francisco Bay Area led to the arrest of 232 illegal immigrants. Of these, 180 of them as noted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement said “were either convicted criminals, had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed” from the country and had come back illegally.
Included in the arrest were115 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.”
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tweeted out:
I do not regret sharing this information. It is Oakland’s legal right to be a sanctuary city and we have not broken any laws. We believe our community is safer when families stay together. pic.twitter.com/ng13yq431L
— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) February 28, 2018
The Department of Justice is currently reviewing Schaaf’s actions.
In a statement on Wednesday Pelosi appeared to take the side of the mayor, accusing the White House of terrorizing “innocent immigrant families.”
She said, “Just last week, President Trump decided to terrorize innocent immigrant families in the Bay Area with his unjust and cruel raids.”
After Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Tuesday night against California, her remarks flew out in opposition that three recently passed laws interfere with federal immigration policies.
“The Department of Justice and the Trump administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair and unconstitutional policies,” Sessions is expected to tell California law enforcement officers in an address Wednesday.
Those laws the DOJ is fighting include a measure offering worker protections against enforcement actions and which DOJ officials claim prevent companies from cooperating with immigration officials. Another law, dubbed by critics as the “sanctuary state” bill, restricts state and municipal cooperation with federal authorities, including what information can be shared about illegal-immigrant inmates.
Pelosi said it marked “a new low” from the Trump administration and said the president was abusing the legal system “to push his mass deportation agenda.”
“The people of California will not be bowed by the Trump administration’s brazen aggression and intimidation tactics,” Pelosi said. “Californians will continue to proudly keep our doors open to the immigrants who make America more American. We will fight this sham lawsuit and will fight all cowardly attacks on our immigrant communities.”
ICE has reported about 16 percent of its enforcement apprehensions take place in California.
In the most recent figures an estimated 2.5 million immigrants are believed to be in California illegally.
Let Sessions do his job. Ice agents are in danger when they go house to house, not knowing what awaits on the other side of the door.
You don’t warn these people!