SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Hundreds of people are inundating a California mayor’s office with angry phone calls, some accusing her of treason, after she warned residents of upcoming immigration raids.
A spokesman for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Monday the calls and social media messages are largely from out of state and say she should be removed from office.READ MORE: San Francisco Archbishop, San Diego Bishop Spar Over Biden Receiving Communion
Spokesman Justin Berton said the messages include threats of physical harm and derogatory comments about her gender. Police are monitoring.READ MORE: Early Season Red Flag Warning Sends Residents Scrambling To Protect Homes
California and the city of Oakland are sanctuary entities that severely limit local cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
The mayor’s warning marks the latest escalation of tensions between California officials and the Trump administration.MORE NEWS: One Dead, Two Wounded In San Jose Shooting
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