SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal immigration official says about 800 people living illegally in Northern California avoided being arrested because Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned that immigration raids were upcoming.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief Thomas Homan told “Fox and Friends” Wednesday that Schaaf’s action was “no better than a gang lookout yelling `police’ when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood.”READ MORE: Fox, Hield Lead Kings Over Lakers 141-137 In Triple OT
Homan says the Justice Department is looking into whether Schaaf obstructed justice.READ MORE: LAPD Releases Video Of Officer Using Taser Gun On Man With Sword
The mayor warned residents Saturday night of large-scale raids by immigration agents in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The agency on Tuesday said that agents arrested more than 150 people in California after the mayor’s warning in a sweep that covered cities from Sacramento to Stockton in California’s Central Valley agricultural heartland.MORE NEWS: Black Friday: Another High-End Store Is Robbed, Prompting LAPD To Issue City-Wide Tactical Alert
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