Last month, hundreds of illegal immigrants escaped arrest in California thanks in part to a warning about the ICE raids from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. Three of those illegals are now in custody because they already committed new crimes.
Risking public safety for the sake of protecting illegal immigrants is a baffling choice to millions of Americans. Especially so, when it’s politicians and law enforcement officials willfully taking that risk.
Without a doubt, sanctuary cities are criminal safe havens. Democrats like Schaaf frequently rebuke President Trump for cracking down on illegal immigration, suggesting illegals are not a threat to their respective communities.
However, time and time again, we see that narrative is false. For example, three Mexican nationals are in the custody of ICE this week for criminal activity. Which, based on their history, is nothing new for these supposed “heroes” of Mexico.
One of the illegals is in custody for robbery and gun crimes. Immigration officials issued a detainer request back in November for a prior offense but local police refused to cooperate.
The second person, previously deported three times, is under arrest for DUI and had prior convictions for spousal abuse and false imprisonment.
The third, and arguably the worst, of the three illegals arrested, is a facing a charge of corporal injury of a spouse. Deported from the U.S. twice before, they have prior convictions for drug possession, hit-and-run, DUIs, possessions of narcotics equipment, and a parole violation.
These are the people that liberals like Nancy Pelosi called “law-abiding” and “patriotic” just two weeks ago. The California rep also likened ICE to terrorists while calling agents “cowardly.” A real head-scratcher, isn’t it?
Speaking at a White House roundtable, ICE Deputy Director spoke about the situation and the arrests. “So if he’s getting arrested three times, how many times has he committed this crime? That is a public safety threat,” Homan said.
Surprise, surprise. Mayor Schaaf declined to comment on the arrests.