By Onan Coca
A few weeks ago the Democrat mayor of Oakland, California, Libby Schaaf, ran afoul of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when she decided to warn her city’s illegal immigrant population that ICE would be sweeping the city for criminals the next day.
It was the ultimate act of rebellion for leftwing supporters of criminal immigration, and her reckless behavior was cheered on by other liberals.
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan was incensed because the declaration from the mayor would make his officers tasks much more difficult and dangerous, but Mayor Schaaf obviously didn’t care about that. She only cared about protecting illegal immigrants from justice.
During their sweep ICE was only able to collect some 230 illegal immigrant criminals, 180 of which “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 United States and had come back illegally. Of the 230 that ICE arrested 115 “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.”
The list of crimes that the illegals who were apprehended had committed included aggravated assault, hit and run, burglary, cruelty towards a child, domestic violence, battery, drug trafficking, lewd acts with a minor, sex offenses, false imprisonment, and murder.
In a press release, ICE pointed to the case of Armando Nunez-Salgado, a Mexican gang member who had been deported four times and had convictions including assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, hit-and-run causing injury and evasion of a police officer.
Another deportee was a Mexican gang member with convictions for, among other things, possession of a dangerous weapon, spousal abuse, burglary and battery on a police officer.
Yes, these are the kinds of people that Mayor Schaaf was protecting when she decided to warn them that the police were coming.
Sadly, because of the mayor’s warning, ICE failed to capture about 800 of the illegal alien criminals that they had hoped to round up.
But here’s the worst part.
While ICE was able to capture 115 violent felon illegals, because of Schaaf’s warning, they missed out on many other very dangerous criminals.
A spokesperson for ICE gave Fox News examples of some of the unsavory characters who evaded officials during the raid.
One Mexican citizen had convictions for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI), and had been deported in 2003.
Another who evaded capture had a conviction for sodomizing a drugged victim in 2012, as well as a DUI from this year — that Mexican citizen had also been previously deported in 2013.
Another illegal immigrant from Mexico, previously deported in 2014 for a conviction for armed robbery, also evaded capture.
While the individuals dodged authorities, it is also not clear if there was a definitive link between Schaaf’s statement and their disappearance.
This is another example of the insanity of the modern left in America.
Leftwing leaders gladly, and without a second’s hesitation, place law abiding American citizens in harm’s way on a daily basis. Whether it’s with their defense of criminality, their obsession with constantly appeasing the violent forces arrayed against us internationally, or their embrace of the most destructive economic and fiscal policies possible, or their passionate fawning over anti-family, big government programs that would see us all become wards of the state. The leftwing in America today is the most dangerous opponent standing against our national prosperity and they pose the only real existential threat facing America’s future.
Libby Schaaf is simply more proof of this reality.
Republished with permission Eagle Rising
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Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.