OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Just hours after the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to end any cooperation with agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mayor Libby Schaaf said Wednesday she would go to jail if needed in her opposition to ICE raids.

“It is no surprise that the bully in chief is continuing to try to intimidate our most vulnerable residents,” said Schaaf, referring to President Donald Trump. “We’re very clear that our values are to protect all of our residents regardless of where we come from. We want to protect families, not tear them apart.”

Schaaf’s remarks came on a day when rumors were swirling that ICE planned to launch a series of Bay Area raids — arresting as many as 1,500 illegal aliens — because California has become a Sanctuary State and several communities have adopted Sanctuary City policies.

“We are exercising our legal right to be a Sanctuary City and to protect our residents,” Schaaf told KPIX 5 of her opposition to ICE raids. “The fact that the federal government is suggesting that it is actively retaliating against jurisdictions that are exercising their right to have sanctuary policies — that is what is illegal.”

When asked if she were willing to go to jail to defend those policies, Schaaf answered emphatically “Yes!”

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Schaaf said the reports of pending raids have escalated fears among the local immigrant community. Schaaf stressed that police won’t help ICE officials or agents if they conduct raids in her city.

“The level of fear and anxiety in this community is at unconscionable levels,” she said. “The important thing for people to know is that we have a 24/7 rapid response hotline which is partially funded by the city, the county and philanthropy. We are here to protect our residents.”

She said the rapid response operation has more than $1 million funding and will come to the legal aid of any Oakland resident detained in an ICE raid.

Late Tuesday night, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to end any cooperation with ICE agents amid the reports the feds were planning to launch a series of major Bay Area raids.

Schaaf reiterated the council’s stand.

“We will not have a presence, we will not do anything to suggest that we condone ICE raids in Oakland,” she said.

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City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan introduced the legislation to clarify that Oakland’s police department is to not collude with ICE including providing traffic support.

The measure came after a firestorm of controversy over Oakland police’s role in an August 2017 raid where a person was detained and now faces deportation. Despite Oakland being a Sanctuary City, OPD officers provided traffic support for ICE agents executing the raid.

“It is NOT acceptable for the Oakland administration to collude with ICE, as this Federal agency is targeting non-criminals, harassing people based on their national origin, and undermining our justice system,” Kaplan said. “The head of ICE under Trump has publicly stated that his intention is to strike fear into communities, and now he is targeting California and cities like Oakland.”

Kaplan reacted to comments made by Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan to Fox News.

He said that “California better hold on tight” adding that “if California lawmakers don’t want to protect their communities, then ICE will.”

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In its Wednesday morning editions, the San Francisco Chronicle quoted a source that ICE was preparing to launch a series of raids in San Francisco and other Bay Area communities that would arrest more than 1,500 undocumented immigrants.

“Trump’s head of ICE issued a threat against public officials who oppose the targeting of immigrants, and also threatened the safety of the public, directing that more ICE agents enter California communities, arrest people in public spaces, and target people based on national origin rather than focusing on serious crimes,” the Oakland councilwoman said.

“This behavior is entirely inappropriate for someone running a law enforcement agency, as it perpetuates racial prejudice, and weakens the community-police relations that are vital to stopping serious crime,” said Kaplan

“I continue to stand opposed to such actions, and will continue to denounce, and refuse to collude in, Trump’s racist agenda. I call upon the Oakland Administration to ensure that there will be no further collusion with ICE, and to retract their prior statements in support of the conduct of ICE in our community.”

Comments (367)
  1. Ray Mah says:

    May I select which laws I can violate with support from the local government?

    1. Alan Smithee says:

      Only if you are liberal. Then you can claim “compassion” for illegals while telling citizens to frag you while throwing American citizens under the bus, or watching them be shot in the streets.

      1. Gary Pinkham says:

        dont jail her ,send her to mexico

    2. Someone should inform the Oakland city council that they do no run the USA.. They appear to be very confused about the issue. Democracy means nothing to these clowns. They should all move down to Mexico with the rest of the illegals.

    3. The State of California is declaring itself to be a Confederate State. It wants to break away from the Union, and defy the Federal Government. And, it is determined to protect it’s Mexican Slaves. Slavery was outlawed, but the Democrats in California are willing to leave the Union in order to protect Slavery. I never in all my days thought I would see any state go back to Slavery. But it’s the “progressive thing” for Democrats.

    4. Jim Clarkson says:

      Are there any sanctuary cities for someone who owes taxes? Asking for a friend. : )

  2. LMAO. I want a front-row seat and a bag of popcorn when the Feds come calling.

    1. I’d get a second mortgage to pay for a front row ticket to Jerry Brown’s perp walk.

    2. Ed Nolan says:

      Please Please Televise it! I hope she resists.

      1. You mean like, “Don’t tase me, Bro!”

  3. Sam Starfas says:

    I agree with Ray, why is it that cities can decide which laws they want to break? Oh, cuz it will gain the Democrats more votes because they hope these illegal aliens will become citizens and will then vote for them? Naaah! Make them come through the front door!
    Like Ray says, so maybe I will decide to not pay my taxes, speed on the freeways, and steal from my local store. Oh, wait I would have to become a Democrat for that to be legal.
    Idiots, they don’t get they are ruining this country!

  4. FYI, it’s called “obstruction of justice”, Libby baby. Oh, and conspiracy to aid and abet a felony, a felony in itself!

    Conspiracy to aid and abet a felony.

    18 U.S.C. § 2

    (a) Whoever commits an offense against the United States or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal.

    (b) Whoever willfully causes an act to be done which if directly performed by him or another would be an offense against the United States, is punishable as a principal.

  5. This is good for the Feds. They do not have to give Oakland a courtesy note when they are going to do a bust in Oakland. Or they could do it and tap phones and send people to jail for assisting criminals.

  6. Basudeb Dey says:

    Well this Mayor will be held responsible if any law abiding legal resident of Oakland is killed by illegal immigrant.

  7. sgtted says:

    Put her in jail, along with all the other neo-Confederates that thing they can ignore Federal law when it suits them.

  8. Talk’s cheap, she says that until the handcuffs are put on!

  9. Trump is crazy. No one wants to get stuck hiring Blacks or Union Trash again.

    1. Bob Elfers says:

      Dems have sacrificed the union voter in favor of scabs. Good luck getting it back.

  10. Bill Sims says:

    That snowflake will brake within 15 minutes of bunking with the very criminals she’s trying to protect

  11. Bob Ho says:

    Democrats were willing to die to keep their slaves, they wanted to keep their slaves no matter where they came from….. funny how they ignore laws when they feel like it …. rob a bank and you get to keep the money because your poor… go to jail and your kids get to keep your illegal loot because they are poor…

  12. There are actually federal laws that they, personally, are violating.

    Simple enforcement of existing law is all that is required to place them in a federal penitentiary for decades.

  13. Steve Hansen says:

    Fine, put her in jail. Who cares what happens to her?

  14. Rico Garvey says:

    I guess this idiot leftist mayor doesn’t consider the brutal crimes against U.S. citizens as “tearing families apart”. Madam mayor, how about you ask Kate Steinbeck’s family about how your illegal actions “tear families apart”? You are pathetic. No wonder California and Oakland in particular are become s*hit holes.

  15. Good! Incarcerate her for a long time!

  16. Libby says: “It is no surprise that the bully in chief is continuing to try to intimidate our most vulnerable residents,”

    No, actually President Trump is trying to keep America safe again…

  17. Jake Spot says:

    I say give her what she wants. See ya in 10 to 20 Mrs. Mayor.

  18. Paul Rodgers says:

    High time to lock her and the others like her up. When she realizies that this is going to cost her financially…A LOT of money…..She’ll change her tune…..

  19. Good put all these politicians in jail. It’s time for American Politicians to start working for AMERICANS! The only reason these libs are doing is if for VOTES don’t be fooled.

  20. SIMPLE!

    When an Illegal commits a felony, the Governor, Mayor, City Council, Sheriff or Chief of Police or whoever was in power, supporting Sanctuary…

    Should be indicted as accomplices to that felony.

  21. Joyce Reid says:

    Hey Californians, how does it feel to be second-class citizens behind illegal aliens?

  22. Mike Arvand says:

    revoke the citizenship and kick her ass across the border.

  23. Kevin Lynch says:

    I wonder if she would be willing to go to jail to protect our Constitional Rights? Guessing not.. the 2nd Amendment is one of those that liberals don’t like, while they protect people who are here breaking our laws and increasing our tax burden..

  24. Mayor Libby Schaaf has turned the city of Oakland into a sprawling homeless camp. Unless you live here, you have no idea. If she wants to adhere to her virtue signaling more than to federal law, lock her up.

  25. Billy Dee says:

    an·ar·chy

    noun
    a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.
    “he must ensure public order in a country threatened with anarchy”
    synonyms: lawlessness, nihilism, mobocracy, revolution, insurrection, disorder, chaos, mayhem, tumult, turmoil
    “conditions are dangerously ripe for anarchy”
    absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal.

  26. Buddy Burke says:

    Don’t give up yet liberals! You still got America’s food stamp nation to feed!

  27. Stephen Kuhn says:

    She may be a rabid, foolish liberal, but she is fairly high on the hotness scale

  28. In my unprofessional, not-trained, legally incompetent opinion, this woman and her counterparts on the City Council are engaged in a criminal conspiracy to “conceal from detection”, persons known to be in the United States Illegally. These actions, in my personal opinion, are federal crimes under Title 8, United States Code 1324 and I want this woman arrested, taken out in handcuffs and thrown in jail. We the people of the United States have a right to be protected from lawless people like this woman. I think she she should be DENIED BAIL because, in my view, she is a danger to the community who is misusing her elected office to shield violent criminals from federal law enforcement.

  29. Joe Boltonn says:

    Any illegal alien willing to live in that S***hole has earned the right to stay for as long as they live …which is not very long in Oakland.

  30. he Democrat party is not your father’s Democrat party by a long shot. It is the party of the New Left led by former members of the Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, and Fidel Castro fan clubs. To these people, it is all about power, and when they are not in power they obstruct and undermine. They are only the opposition, and not the loyal opposition.

    Their allies like CNN and the Washington Post in the mainstream media imagine that it they are a chosen elite with a manifest destiny to select who is the President and to decide the entire agenda for the country. As for the will of the people – that is completely irrelevant to these arrogant elitists. Most of the media are not liberals by a traditional definition, but indoctrinates of the New Left now in academia from the 1960’s and 70’s. Repressive tolerance is their modus operandi where anything and anybody on the left that supports the progressive world view is to be tolerated and anything and anybody that threatens that world view is to discredited, marginalized, ridiculed, and destroyed by any means foul or fair – including using physical violence.

  31. Mike says:

    The way I see it Mayor, it’s you who are bullying the fine citizens of your city by introducing illegals who have already shown that they are willing to kill and harm your citizens. It’s you and your ilk who are attacking U.S. citizens who deserve more than mayors who feel it’s their duty to protect illegals who would do harm to your constituency. You need to be removed.

  32. Sounds like the Mayor has the right idea. Jail her and move on.
    Enough of this nosethumbing attitude.

  33. Karen Taylor says:

    Lock her up, along with all her fellow anti-American traitors.

  34. And that right there, kids, is 100% Pure Mental Illness. OMG. Those eyes! That look on her face! The way she was speaking! I am a Psychiatric Nurse and people are committed against their will to an institution for acting like that. Are there no ‘normal’ Democrats in California anymore? If you don’t agree with the United States Government just say so- and that’s all. Every interview I’ve ever seen of Charles Manson looked exactly like this interview.

  35. Kelly Laraia says:

    What law allows her to violate federal immigration laws? I wish she would cite the particular law.

    In the meantime, I would arrest her and we will find out if she has the legal right to ignore and violate federal immigration laws.

  36. Chris Havens says:

    This is great. Arrest her, and with her formal declarations levy a meximum sentence in a fine. If public funds are used to pay her fine, then arrest her again. This is the type of case that needs to be removed from Mexifornia/Calexico and tried in another state.

  37. Ben Sprouse says:

    3 hots and cot for you then. What part of ILLEGAL do you not understand?

  38. Cam Kirmser says:

    “Oakland Mayor Says She’ll Go To Jail To Protect Sanctuary City Policy”

    OK. Hope she enjoys her stay.

  39. I am all for building a wall around that broke ass state. Ask yourself why they are broke!!!!!!!

  40. Put him in jail for as long as he supports sanctuary status. We’ll see how long.

  41. Send him. Then he’ll be able to meet his constituents up close and personal.

  42. Stu Pedasso says:

    Sounds just about perfect to me. Put her in the ‘daddy tank’ with some of those dope slinging gang bangers and maybe she’ll come out with an enlightened understanding of the problem.

  43. Dave Barlett says:

    Martin Luther King she ain’t. Lock her up!

  44. Another apologist for the New Confederacy Party. If she’d been a plantation owner in the 1800’s, she’d be complaining about Lincoln freeing the slaves.

  45. Protecting murders, rapists, border criminals and economic leaches is immoral and something that only a Democrat would do.

    Voting for them is an act of depravity and hate. May their victims rise up and extract justice.

  46. I guess if leftists can do this then Conservative mayors and cities can chose to ignore the federal laws they don’t like. So that means federal income tax WILL NOT be paid by our people or businesses, abortion clinics WILL NOT get a liscense to operate, illegal aliens WILL BE REFUSED care at hospitals, and gay marriages WILL NOT be recognized!!! Two can play this game and if it’s lawlessness Democrats want then bring it on, lets go back to the wild west. After all we conservatives got the guns and ammo, we run the governments in most states, and have our Russian Tsar in DC and most of the military and law enforcement are on our side.If thats the world you want make my day punks! What cracks me up is how Democrats are always calling us Republicans Nazi’s and Fascists, yet it’s the leftists behavior and unwillingness to accept Democracy and our laws that are going to force that nightmare upon all of us!! Let that marinade in your brain and know that if you keep denying and obstructing law and democracy when we win elections and ignore the laws what else do you expect right wingers to do? If you keep it up at some point we are going to demmand something like a Tsar, or Furor to bring back order you fools.

  47. Joe Johnson says:

    Fine with me! Give her what she is requesting!

  48. Brad Milton says:

    Put her I’m jail for being an accessory and accomplice to EVERY crime committed by the illegals she aids and abets and gives safe harbor too. She should never see the outside of a prison again. Manson never actually killed anyone and he rotted in jail and this woman is an accomplice to far more crimes.

  49. American people deserve exactly what they have! Idiots voting for idiots deserve idiotic government. And what they have in Oakland

  50. This is EXELLENT!!! Once we’ve jailed one politician for knowingly and willfully violating federal immigration law the precedent will be set and we can send mayors and governors in all the blue sanctuary cities and states to federal prison right next to him without so much as a closing argument.

    I applaud this stupid, er, brave mayor for standing up for what she knows is wrong and illegal and giving us the legal precedent we need to jail the rest.

  51. Tom Walter says:

    “The level of fear and anxiety in this community is at unconscionable levels,”

    This is not the case at all with anyone here LEGALLY.

  52. Paul Roberts says:

    Mayor Libby Schaaf – Put the broad in Jail just as she requested. See how long she holds out before crying like a mistreated baby. You can make Hillary her jail mate. Liberals have no respect for the law and they break it expecting no consequences. Put her away!

  53. If they would just put her in a real jail, and not one of those country club celebrity jails, she would change her tune in a heartbeat.

  54. Good, Libby, because the applicable sections of 8-USC-1324 Harboring certain aliens, a felony, carriy 5-10 year prison sentences for each violation.

  55. Robert White says:

    I am hoping she is willing to stay in jail indefinitely.

  56. Diane David says:

    It appears swearing to uphold the law doesn’t mean much today. Fire her azzz.

  57. She needs to read the laws and realize what they mean; illegal is a crime and when these people harbor criminals it is a federal crime; punishable by 5 years in prison, 10,000 fine and these traitors need to realize what the law and Constitution is about.
    If she wants to go against the law she and all must bear the responsibility,,,,…

  58. Jack Burton says:

    Break a serious law that is designed to protect the American people, you go to jail. Sort of how it should work right?

  59. Imagine if the feds didn’t cooperate with the city. Didn’t the feds help SF avoid a terrorist attack in Fisherman’s Wharf just last month? Imagine if they decided not to cooperate with SF on that one. Boom.

    Silly grandstanding politicians. They are jumping the shark.

  60. Lock her up and stop sending federal funds to these sanctuary cities…

  61. BIG Thumbs up !!

    Mayor Libby Schaaf is an Excellent Leader ~

    May the Lord Bless her Always…

  62. phxfreddyii says:

    And when her assets including her house are seized via the recent executive order?

  63. Good, she won’t face additional charges of resisting arrest. Lock her up!

  64. At least no one will be surprised when they get arrested.

  65. Make it so, President Trump. Lock her up!
    MAGA, baby.

  66. These people are frauds. They are incompetent and corrupt to the core. It would be refreshing to see justice get served!

  67. Jim Williams says:

    Take him up on his offer and lock him up for defying federal law. Also, take away his pension and assets until he pays off the billions of dollars he has cost American taxpayers in fraudulent welfare costs, healthcare, education, housing, incarceration, voter fraud, funeral costs for citizens killed, etc.

  68. Good, hang her after she is convicted of treason and sedition……

  69. Barry Levy says:

    when this person finds out that the city won’t pay for her legal defense and she will have to pay for own fines, and do the time, I am betting this person caves. Public employees and elected officials get covered for acts in the course of employment, not for acts that are criminal.

  70. illinoisatlarge says:

    Another Liberal ranting, raving and overseeing their s***hole city degenerate further.

  71. Be careful of what you ask for…careful as you are breaking the LAW. Deliberately even so Brace YOURSELF; however, you seem to be passing the MLK profound quote–“If a man (woman in your case) has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live!”

  72. Lock them all up… Time for some real justice in the country.

  73. Jerry Walton says:

    Throw her in jail with a few of her more violent illegals and see how she likes it. She is full of b.s. if she thinks they have a right to break federal law.

  74. Let me suggest that we do not give widgets like her a chance to be a martyr. The secret is withhold all Federal funding until this same widget demands full compliance with Federal authorities immigration laws. Period! No matter how bad it hurts regardless of who they are in the city of Oakland.

  75. Patty Rooney says:

    Who does this women think she is? Lady you only a mayor, not Queen of Oakland! You break the law you go to jail. Fools like you is why this country is in a state of chaos. You need to check out the Constitution lady, the 10th does not apply to a city but a state.

    1. “We are here to protect our policies that have been so successful, that our poverty rate is 20% while the state average is 16%. Let me be clear, we will make every effort to continue that success and increase the poverty rate of our Great City to 90% so that I, my fellow counsel persons and city workers are the 10 percent not in poverty. Let me be clear, I will continue to honor the diversity of this city and will work hard to make sure every race is equally poor,” Mayor Libby Shaftthepoor

  76. Rusty Armor says:

    One week in the slam, and this pansy will be screaming “I’ve been framed!!” …

  77. Paul Wilson says:

    Good. Send her to Guantanamo. Maybe she’ll change her mind after an hour or so.

  78. Darren Davis says:

    She is so brave. Here in Seaside, CA we have a City Council that will be arrested too. Sanctuary cities are not constitutional.

  79. Steve Goshel says:

    They all talk brave until it happens! And when it does happen and it will, you will see them cry like little scared children!

  80. Well, this is the showdown and the draining of the swamp we are all hoping to see. Let’s see how it goes down. No one thought that the swamp was going to be drained willingly.

  81. hitrestart1 says:

    I look forward to the day these criminals are dragged away in handcuffs.

    May their political terms be short and their jail terms be long.

  82. Mike Manning says:

    Good to hear she won’t put up a fight. Is she willing to accept civil liability for crimes committed by illegal felons being allowed to freely roam the city?

  83. ICE should flood this city, courts, 7-11’s, MacDonalds, etc., with agents and start deporting every illegal including DACA to show this Socialist she can’t flaunt illegality.

  84. Gail Murphy says:

    Actually the headline should be Mayor could be jailed for breaking the law…the title suggests she is defending something which is lawful. But then again, probably CBS agenda to make her a martyr eh?

  85. Phil Davison says:

    Are you people commenting Californians? Is there really hope for that state?

  86. Don Philips says:

    Another fine example of upside down backward left coast logic!

  87. Isn’t being a “sanctuary city’ retaliating against Federal immigration laws? This mayor has it backwards!

  88. Ralph Keen says:

    PLease oblige her and record her criminal history

  89. Elena George says:

    As if Cali doesn’t already have its quota of felons running amok filled?

    The Feds are not esp interested in deporting Juan the yardman who has otherwise done nothing wrong. They was to ship Pedro who loves to knock over 7-11’s back fm whence he came.

  90. Kate Steinle was unavailable for comment.

  91. Ben Jones says:

    She had better be careful of what she wishes for. She may end up in a not so friendly jail cell. What part of “ILLEGAL” doesn’t she understand?

  92. These USA politicians sure like to fight for Mexicans, El Salvadorans, Panamanians, etc. Wish they would fight instead for American workers. And uphold American law.

  93. Kent Rozycki says:

    Good. Rot in jail where you belong along with all your illegal friends.

  94. If the mayor #Resists she should be arrested for breaking federal law. Any one of us would be in handcuffs for doing the same. Federal law supersedes state law. If she, or any other California mayor thinks they get to make up their own rules, they ALL need to step down or be taken down.

  95. Jim ONeill says:

    So oblige her and lock her up!

  96. This lady is Mayor of a city over 100,000 with one of the worst crime rates in the country and she’s worrying about being a sanctuary city. She should go to jail along with all the other criminals in her city. Totally irresponsible!

  97. Tom Thomason says:

    Where did this mindset of “we’ll follow what ever laws we want to and ignore those we don’t like” come from?

  98. Fred Stevens says:

    If I were to violate the law I would get punished.

    She is violating the law. She is violating her oath of office.
    Throw her out of office and into prison.

  99. Pal Max says:

    Jail??? … The lawless rogue is facing the rest of his life in PRISON!! .. I hope they resist arrest ….. they will be shot!

  100. Jamie Pdx says:

    The politicians are putting the police jobs on the line. The union has a contract with the police department. If they don’t uphold the contract, it’s not the politicians problem, it’s the police unions. They could be found in breach-of-contract. The union could be forced out.

    Politicians don’t care, they use the vulnerable to push their agenda, before the vulnerable, realize what’s happening. Progressives are predators.

    Oh, and THIS quote —> “The level of fear and anxiety in this community is at unconscionable levels,” It’s not in the COMMUNITIES, but rather, in the statehouse :p Democrats know, if this goes through, they’ll lose votes.

  101. Keith Hance says:

    It is inexcusable that every politician who endorses sanctuary policies has not been immediately arrested. I suggest everyone contact their local Attorney General’s office and demand charges. The statutory cite is 18USC2383. There are plenty of other criminal violations, but that statute is a good starting place.

  102. What is unconscionable is that a state or local government thinks they have the right to choose which laws they will enforce and which ones they won’t. It’s also reprehensible that they think it’s their right to shield law breakers. It’s accessory at best. When will the governor and these city leaders be prosecuted in federal court?

  103. Throw her in jail and make our country “Great Again”!

  104. Hand cuffs and most importantly a gag! Shut her mouth! Anyone harmed by an illegal alien should be free to sue the municipality who’s actions have allowed illegal aliens to stay in violation of US law. They leaders of these municipalities should also face multiple civil suits from those harmed by their decisions to violate federal law! Enough is enough!

  105. Tim McGee says:

    PLEASE accommodate this woman!!!
    I bet she is a big fan of Orange is the New Black…she will love IT!
    Spending quality time with her constituents.
    Let us see how long her mind matches her mouth.
    She is an impractical idealist.

  106. Chuck Curry says:

    These politicians only win with the illegal vote. It is their lifeline, and so of course they will resist. Sadly the virtue signaling sheep of California would rather congratulate themselves for having the correct thoughts than defend the civilization which gave them everything they have.

  107. She should be 1st on the list. Time to test her resolve with 90 days cots and hots, and sleeping next to her Illegal “friends”.

  108. Bob Einstein says:

    Glad to oblige…to jail he should do AND be charged for his room and board. Watta loser non-American.

  109. Todd Nelson says:

    I seem to remember SOuth Carolina having the same attitude about the federal government in 1861. Let’s see, just how did that turn out? Not so well for South Carolina, or the other 11 states that joined South Carolina. NOw California wants to do the same thing. And they say those who don’t learn their history aren’t condemned to repeat it.

    1. Dems love them some slaves.. whether they are black or hispanic..

  110. Nathan Burks says:

    Im sure the Mayor of Oakland is quite familiar with jail

  111. “Intimidate our most vulnerable residents”…. I guess that it’s “bullying” to send bank robbers, muggers and thieves to jail too? They’re breaking the laws because they don’t have enough of what they want and need for their families too. So why doesn’t she cry when THEY’RE sent to jail?

    Put her in jail along with the rest of the trash and deport her “most vulnerable residents”. The illegal alien criminals.

  112. “We are exercising our legal right to be a Sanctuary City and to protect our residents,”

    How is it legal to protect and hide those who have violated our laws? The very description of hiding and harboring those who have violated our laws falls under aiding and abetting criminals and the enemies of America as well as harboring fugitives from justice, both arrestable crimes.

  113. Willing or not, going to jail is what happens when you break the law. CA liberal politicians seem to think they are above the law, or can just make the law whatever they want it to be. It looks like Libby will have plenty of opportunity to rub elbows with her beloved “most vulnerable residents” once she is behind bars, since our jails are overflowing with illegals.

  114. Rob Bow says:

    Don’t worry, Politicians are going to be picked up with the Illegals.

  115. “This liberal wacko mayor wants to go to jail for illegal aliens… OBLIGE her.”

  116. Kate Craig says:

    Please lock her up. Put her in with the roughest prisoners. She’ll be crying for mama.

  117. Jace Curioso says:

    ‘Sanctuary’…hmmm…lets see: Mayor (Commissar) Schaff’s position– ‘“It is NOT acceptable for the Oakland administration to collude with ICE, as this Federal agency is targeting non-criminals, harassing people based on their national origin, and undermining our justice system,” Kaplan said. “The head of ICE under Trump has publicly stated that his intention is to strike fear into communities, and now he is targeting California and cities like Oakland.”…’“It is no surprise that the bully in chief is continuing to try to intimidate our most vulnerable residents,” said Schaaf, referring to President Donald Trump. “We’re very clear that our values are to protect all of our residents regardless of where we come from. We want to protect families, not tear them apart.”

    Homeland Security stats: http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/17/exclusive-california-neck-stabber-was-illegal-immigrant-deported-7-times/

    One of these positions is clearly in the wrong.

  118. David Kachel says:

    No problem!! You are willing to go to jail and “we the people” are willing to throw away the key!!!
    Who do you think will blink first?!!

  119. John Colombo says:

    deport the whole family then they can stay together………………………………………

  120. LoL….bully in chief….FFS.
    She is clearly suffering from TDS .
    That woman has no business in government.

  121. Josh Justice says:

    what the… as a resident of California my mind is completely baffled. Why is our state enabling illegal immigration? If you take a block of 1,000 Californians in a neighborhood, statistically 60-80 of those would be illegal immigrants. What ever happened to trying to take care of our own people first?

    We honor the immigrants? how? over 1 million new immigrants arrive legally every year. Honoring immigrants and illegal immigrants are two completely different things. our foreign born population has increased from 7.9% to 13.1% so we’re obviously taking in plenty of immigrants contrary to what the media wants to admit.

    By lumping the two together you include my wife and uncle who immigrated legally with those who have come and lived here illegally.

    We have 72,300 illegal immigrants in California colleges and universities with over $250+ million being spent on subsidizing their tuition. We have a fund of $40-45 million to help illegal immigrants with lawyers fees and another $20-25 million in scholarships for illegal immigrants.

    I don’t understand the logic in mixing up immigrants of both legal and illegal status when one person pays thousands of dollars and immigrates correctly vs. those that don’t.

    We already know that illegal immigrants commit crimes at a higher rate than the general public, that many use identity theft… and contrary to popular belief, illegal immigrants can usually make a decent salary. Those I’ve known had made between $12-30 an hour in cash, which is pretty decent for most Americans. They’ve worked as servers, a respectable job… ecommerce, admin… tons of jobs

  122. If the Feds have to use the manpower they will make it worth their while.. Go ahead and protest and make it easier.. The next City Council Meeting will probably be happy hunting grounds for the Feds.

  123. Must stop laughing! The mayor has no idea of what she is saying.
    And those here are stating this is obstruction of justice. What part of obstruction does she not understand?
    Can only assume the mayor is a Socialist that would be happy to see California become another Venezuela.

    Obviously, she repudiates the law of our land — The US Constitution and believes she is above
    the law!

    Please arrest her and the other left wing communist liberal antifas!

  124. I’m not a psychologist but I am a pretty good judge of crazy and this woman is absolutely certifiable.

  125. Alan Liss says:

    Oakland’s black population is being hurt economically and all of us are hurt by drugs and gun toting gang members. Yet she wants to protect illegals – not Americans. Why? When the Democrat party become the party of anarchy, drugs, and anti-Americans?

  126. If she really believes it, why doesn’t this liberal quunnt turn herself in, appear before a judge, admit guilt, agree to prison time, show up for prison. Pretty simple Democrats. Now go do it.

  127. Perhaps she should go to Mexico with them when they’re deported. She really seems to like those people.

  128. Matt T. says:

    Betcha she would last a long time in jail with Bertha…

  129. Joe Tairei says:

    This is a foolish and irresponsible stance for an elected public official. She does not represent all 405,000 citizens of Oakland — likely the majority, but certainly not all. Beyond that, federal power to regulate immigration is Constitutionally endowed. A state or city does not have Constitutionally endowed power to affect immigration, nor may they defy federal law at will, as they are apparently doing. I would like to see the President test the Mayor’s resolve.

  130. Bob Smithers says:

    Good news. Looking forward to seeing this insane, immoral, and incompetent anti-American dimbulb wear legirons, and Hitlery’s orange jumpsuit

  131. Sonjia Miles says:

    NO Libby the most vulnerable are the American people that are homeless and jobless because of illegals taking their jobs and housing! Libby is so out of touch its sick! She actually wants to harbor and protect dangerous illegals?! The people that were immigrants and then became Americans I honor! Has she not realized how dangerous Oakland has become because she is harboring dangerous criminals that are noncitizens? SHE NEEDS TO BE CRIMINALLY LIABLE AND PUT IN PRISON FOR TREASON! BYE, you refused to fix up the parks and now your karma is going to hit you hard!

  132. Lock this b*tch up with all the rest of the Illegals!!

  133. Indict, try, convict, and assign to an East Coast federal prison.

  134. Max Conrad says:

    Democrats have decided they can choose which laws to follow. What form of government embraces this ideology?

  135. Just another Zionist Jew dedicated to the destruction of the White race and all things American. Move on folks! Nothing new to see here.

  136. tngilmer says:

    Sometimes when you hear the iron door clang behind you and you realize you are not going home, it can clarify your thinking. Try it with her.

  137. Samuel Green says:

    Her saying that we all have a constitutional right to protest illegal immigration is no problem, they can protest all they want, the moment they pick and choose what laws to follow, makes them stuck on stupid and law breakers.

    They should call this mad woman’s bluff and lock her up. Then when the cell door shuts, she can figure out what ILLEGAL actually means.

    At the end of the day, ILLEGAL is just that; ILLEGAL. If I went abroad and overstayed my Visa, I would expect to be detained, then deported.

    Elected officials have the responsibility to enforce our rules of law. 99% of what she is saying is absolute fluff, exactly the same matter in between her ears.

  138. BTCH, YOU AINT GOT NO POWER.. WHAT DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND ABOUT “I L L E G A L”

  139. Donald Katty says:

    “We are exercising our legal right to be a Sanctuary City”…excuse me, bimbo, but what legal right are you dreaming about? Breaking the law is NOT a legal right.

  140. Jail his sorry a$$ along with a few MS-13 gang members and see how he likes that.

  141. If we all decided to only obey the laws we agree with we start down the road to anarchy. When politicians do this they are undermining the institutions we live by.

  142. And I’m perfectly willing to let her go to jail. Glad she and I are on the same page.

  143. Only in Kookifornia will they call ILLEGAL INVADERS “vulnerable residents.”

  144. Put this tramp in jail. Then she will realize that federal law applies to the states as well. These fricking whiny liberals are getting to be a pain in the Constitution.

  145. I LOVE sanctuary cities. We recommend all the rapists and drug dealers move there and leave our nice communities. I would rather they live in the sh%&^%$ part of the country and leave the clean areas free from their filth. Thank you San Fran,,, we love you.

  146. When did we start getting to choose which laws we disobey? We have a legislative process and a system of checks and balances. I guess these people are willing to throw our constitution away to defend illegal actions. I also echo other sane comments on here, do legislators and politicians not understand the difference between legal and illegal immigration?

  147. Tired of not seeing these Mayors not being arrested and locked up for violating the law, the FEDS need to grow a pair.

  148. John Cline says:

    I hope they Send Federal Marshall’s out to Oakland right now with a Federal Bench Warrant and arrest and Jail this B*tch ….Since there have been multiple Murders in the past from Illegal Aliens on American citizens ,Schaaf should get No chance for a Bail hearing, Roasting in the Cell until her Day in front of a Federal Grand Jury ..

    There is no legal right for a Sanctuary city at all , it’s Unconstitutional and all illegal , Schaaf automatically forfeits her office and is no longer the Mayor of Oakland right here with her statement in that video.,Oakland will need to hold another election , Jail that B*tch NOW .. Teach her that prison is not a place for a political protest against our laws ., it’s a few years Confinement punishment in a Maximum security cell for breaking our laws !

  149. U.S. Code › Title 8 › Chapter 12 › Subchapter II › Part VIII › § 1324
    U.S. Code § 1324 – Bringing in and harboring certain aliens
    knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;
    (iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law;
    in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i) or (v)(I) or in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), or (iv) in which the offense was done for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain, be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both;
    (ii) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), (iv), or (v)(II), be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both;
    (iii) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) during and in relation to which the person causes serious bodily injury (as defined in section 1365 of title 18) to, or places in jeopardy the life of, any person, be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both; and

  150. Larry Pike says:

    If only she would give up her enormous and undeserved pension also

  151. I’m glad that she is willing to go to jail or prison, because that is exactly where she and everyone like her belong. What I would like to see is Jerry “moonbeam” Brown, arrested and imprisoned. CA does not have the right to violate U.S. immigration policy, nor does any State or Governor. Arrest governors and everyone else will quickly fall into line.

  152. Reed Smith says:

    Lock her up! She will get very little sympathy outside coastal cali, Portland, Seattle, and maybe NYC.

  153. Frank Walker says:

    This liberal woman richly deserves the fate which awaits her. I hope she rots in prison for many years.

  154. James Harvey says:

    Have you noticed yet that all these (((people))) have something in common?

  155. Mac Bailey says:

    Can’t pick out what laws you want to obey. Wouldn’t it be one heck of a mess if we picked out what laws we didn’t like and just disobeyed those. Illegal means criminal. Check the Webster. Put her in jail on Devils Island or better yet send her to Mexico.

  156. I realize debating with radical liberals is folly but can someone tell me any other instance where the authorities say, “Well, since you successfully broken the law for so long you have earned the right to not be prosecuted or held accountable and in fact you and your family will be rewarded.

    I say arrest the Mayor and put in her in jail with some lovely MS-13 “residents”.

  157. I think she needs to be locked up. This is just ridiculous. She is spouting cr@p.

  158. Tom Masters says:

    So would she go to jail to get a black American medical help?

  159. Ray Williams says:

    Ah, Oakland. West Coast bastion of Communist politics. Won’t be long now and the real Americans will cut you loose.

  160. Lock em up! They have been building prisons like there is no tomorrow, let out the pot smokers and there will be plenty of room.

  161. To be a liberal is not to follow laws!

  162. What legal right to be a sanctuary city? It’s a federal offense to do what they’re doing. She may well end up in jail.

  163. I thought the “most vulnerable residents” were….. taxpayers~

  164. “It is no surprise that the bully in chief is continuing to try to intimidate our most vulnerable residents,” said this worthless mayor.

    No. Mayor Libby Schaaf is the bully, because she protects foreign criminals who are in our country illegally and leaves American CITIZENS at the mercy of those criminals and her own mismanagement of their city. She is committing a FELONY by her actions; since she admits what she has done and won’t mind going to jail for it, let the courts quickly accept her guilty plea and give her the maximum sentence!

  165. Talk is cheap. Put her in jail.

  166. Rycic Granul says:

    Lock this criminal mayor up and throw away the key!!!

  167. agsb002 says:

    Jail her, 24 hours in the “SLAMMER”, picture in jail jump suit, make sure she has a permanent prison record

  168. Let her rot in jail. She is a worthless, left wing, commie, traitor anyway.

  169. ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  170. Lock this traitor up,she stands up for illegals but doesn,t stand up or protect american citizens.Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  171. NO, Mayor Schaff! Fight! Don’t let them take you alive!

  172. Unbelievable how dems want to protect people here illegally and hurt our military by causing a shut down. we have laws that have been ignored for a long time

  173. Rose Hackney says:

    Lock her up. She won’t be protecting them in jail.

  174. John Chick says:

    What’s the saying … “Stupid is what stupid does”? Says it all for someone crying out for headlines.

  175. Well load her up ad lock her up. It’s federal.

  176. Jeff Stone says:

    Mayor Schaaf…enjoy your new orange jump suit and your baloney sandwiches

  177. “Vulnerable citizens” is Marxist speak for ILLEGAL ALIENS who are NOT citizens, at least not of our country. If she loves these vulnerable residents, she is free to go with them to wherever they are citizens from.

  178. Kathy Mann says:

    Excellent. Enjoy your stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The audacity you have for not letting the citizens vote on this!!!!

  179. Greg Nakata says:

    The Mayor continues to title “all residents” as who they are offering sanctuary to? Shouldn’t our laws benefit and apply to all CITIZENS who have legally established residency? We offer protection to all, as if we are a world police? Couldn’t our efforts and time be spent on fixing some goals that help current legal US residents? Offering help, when we need to help our own? Some of you should adopt some of these kids in the USA who need a home? Offer a foster child a home would also work? We want to be Superman at heart, and we are not? Become realistic.

  180. If anyone here can decode Morse Code better than I, please help. I think she was blinking the words “Held captive, please rescue me, MAGA!” while she was being interviewed.

  181. Bill Loyal says:

    Toss that smug witch in jail. I would PAY to see the perp walk. This is how civil wars start people.. she best shut up and do as she is told.

  182. Le Flâneur says:

    The sense of Entitlement these people have is astounding, thanks to 8 years of a president who told them they were above the Law. Their disregard for the law is obvious on a daily basis here in the state of Cali-Whattttt? I’m kinda in the Mood to Hold Up a Bank today…can we just ignore that silly ole “robbery” law??? Love to see Father Jerry in cuffs and leg irons…and anyone else who stands in the way!

  183. Blake Lebeck says:

    Start with the mayor of Oakland. Next stop Sacramento! ” MOONBEAM. The illegal 4th term Insane, senile Governor. The brain dead idiot heading up the Choo -Choo train to now ware . All to perpetuate the lie from the most successful snake oil salesman in the history of mankind. Albert Gore, “the inventor of the internet, This is the real inconvenient truth It cuts the dumbocrats outa your wallet.

  184. Randy Ross says:

    Yes, put her in jail along with the illegals. She might change her mind.

  185. She is so dedicated to protecting criminals that she wants to become a criminal.

  186. Put that crazy Mayor in Jail now. She looks ready.

  187. Lock the lawless moron up. He swore to protect his citizens and the laws. If any are allowed to disobey any law for any reason, then eventually no one obeys any law, you have a lawless society. ILLEGAL immigrants are not the legal immigrant we welcome here, we have legal immigrants that are doing the right thing and obeying laws to be here coming to America daily. Unfettered illegal immigration will take down any country that allows it, and I fear that is the ploy of the left wing liberal morons that condone it.

  188. Great idea. Lock her ass up – try to find a facility similar to one in ‘ol Mehico. Let’s see just how long she sticks to her “principles.”

  189. So you want to defend criminals. Spend some quality time with a few and see just how wonderful they are.

  190. “Any person who, knowing that an alien has come to the U.S. in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection such alien in any place, including any building… shall be imprisoned not more than 5 years.” (8 U.S. Code, section 1324)

  191. “A state or local government entity or official may not prohibit, or in any way restrict… sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.” (8 U.S. Code, section 1373)

  192. obbop says:

    Some would consider her to be a traitor to We, the People.

  193. After Libby is in the slammer she’ll need some company. I vote for Moonbeam. They are made for each other….

  194. Alan Burger says:

    Move her along then, problem over.

  195. Who said anything about jail. She must be put in a federal prison.

  196. EVERYTHING she says makes NO sense at all. Illegals ARE NOT residents. Protect citizens BEFORE everyone else.
    She is NOT fit to serve this country in any capacity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No city has the right to a Sanctuary City. The USA should be a sanctuary to citizens, NO ONE else.

    She MUST be disgracefully removed from office and NEVER allowed to be in politics again until the day she dies!!!!!!!!

  197. 99% of the comments are against this mayor. Does it wake them up we the people are fed up with this illegal action from the dems and rinos.. The real poll is do the job of what the Constitution states.

  198. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    She didn’t say for how long. #Photo op

  199. Dan Michael says:

    How soon can this woman be put in prison? She has violated her oath of office (so she is a liar) and she is a traitor (enemy of US citizens).

  200. Bob Townsend says:

    Such hate. First, how many of you intolerant, self righteous nativists could successfully become citizens if you were born in France and came here at age 10? What special benefit do you offer that we can’t already do here with natives? Could you pass a US History test? Second, learn the law. I’m not a lawyer but clearly know the difference between preventing federal agents from doing their job and simply letting them do their thing without your help. Third, you treat this as something new and significant. We’ve always had a small percentage of people in this country that didn’t properly enter. They work and pay taxes and pick your damn cherries- something you view as below you but they view as opportunity. The only reason we are talking about it now is to try and rally you clowns around a cult leader. Does it matter if they are Mexicans, Muslims or ‘Juden’? No, they are simply a focus for your lack of success in life and some reality show clown is tapping into that to make you feel better about yourself so he can grab some power. Sad…

  201. Jon Severt says:

    LOCK HER UP!This woman has serious mental issues and should be removed from any position of power. STAT.

  202. All I can say about a willing participant to a felon is you are an idiot and you deserve to go to jail for it.

  203. Bongo says:

    open season on the mayo, the city council and any Leo’s that follow her dictates –remember shoot to kill

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