Oakland Mayor Tips Off Illegal Immigrants: ICE Raid Within Next 24 Hours

Last week, President Trump suggested the idea of pulling federal immigration officers and Border Patrol agents out of California over the states “lousy management” in providing adequate support to federal agents in enforcing immigration policy.

As a “sanctuary state,” California has snubbed the Trump administration and refused to comply with federal immigration laws, which ignited a fascinating struggle between state and federal officials.

Some officials within California have publicly expressed their efforts to develop sanctuary jurisdictions to harbor illegal aliens; such a move would be a direct violation of federal law and a dangerous step towards obstruction of justice.

While a constitutional crisis is brewing over federal immigration laws in California, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf just undermined the Trump administration by broadcasting a warning to all Bay Area residents Saturday night of a possible U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids starting “within the next 24 hours.”

In a press release issued late Saturday night, the lawless sanctuary Mayor Schaaf tipped off illegal aliens in the region, that ICE is preparing to conduct extensive operations across the Bay Area.

ICE is coming!, ICE is coming!

This is excellent news for MS-13 and other organized criminal groups operated by illegal immigrants, but terrible news for law-abiding citizens who are terrorized by these horrific street gangs.

Mayor Schaaf told residents, she was sharing the information publicly “not to panic residents but to protect them.”

My priority is for the well-being and safety of all residents — particularly our most vulnerable — and I know that Oakland is safer when we share information, encourage community awareness, and care for our neighbors,” said Mayor Schaaf in the press release.

The warning from Mayor Schaaf comes one month after ICE agents raided 77 businesses in North California in Janurary, and targeted around 100 7-eleven stores across the country.

Here are the sanctuary areas in the Bay Area, Inland Valleys, and Claremont Area, to shield illegal immigrants from ICE raids:


  • Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana Hispana
  • Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont
  • Oakland Catholic Worker
  • Oakland City Church
  • St. Columba Catholic Church
  • Temple Sinai, Oakland
  • Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church


  • University Lutheran Chapel, Berkeley
  • St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley
  • First Congregational Church of Berkeley
  • Shomeret Shalom Global Congregation


  • First Presbyterian Church of Hayward


  • Buena Vista United Methodist Church


  • Congregational Church of San Mateo
  • Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City
  • First Congregational Church of Palo Alto
  • El Buen Pastor, Redwood City
  • Sisters of Mercy, Burlingame

Contra Costa County

  • Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church

San Francisco

  • St John of God
  • St. Agnes Church
  • St. John the Evangelist Episcopal

Claremont Area

  • Claremont United Methodist Church
  • Claremont United Church of Christ Congregational

Sanctuary Resources Map

Twitter users react to the ICE raid threat:

“Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is tipping off illegal aliens about a possible raid about to be conducted by ICE. And if any federal immigration officials are ambushed because of the Mayor’s “heads up”, what then?,” said one Twitter user.

A Twitter user posts an instructional guide to illegal immigrants titled: “5 Ways To Fight Ice Raids With Power, Not Panic.”

“Next time, ice should keep it quiet. Don’t tell anyone. Just do the raid,” one Twitter user exclaimed.

FULL RELEASE FROM Office of Mayor Libby Schaaf

February 24, 2018

Mayor Schaaf Encourages Residents to Consult Immigration Resources Due to Potential ICE Activity

Oakland, CA – Earlier today, I learned from multiple credible sources that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is preparing to conduct an operation in the Bay Area, including Oakland, starting as soon as within the next 24 hours.

As Mayor of Oakland, I am sharing this information publicly not to panic our residents but to protect them.

My priority is for the well-being and safety of all residents — particularly our most vulnerable — and I know that Oakland is safer when we share information, encourage community awareness, and care for our neighbors.

Interested residents should consult the website http://www.centrolegal.org/acilep/ to understand their legal rights and options in the event they face detention or know someone who needs legal representation.

In Oakland, OUSD public schools have strict protocols in place to protect our students and families. Oakland police officers are prohibited from participating in ICE activities.

Additionally, California state law prohibits business owners from assisting ICE agents in immigration enforcement and bars federal agents from accessing employee-only areas.

I have reached out to local leaders and partners in our immigrant communities to share this information. Our shared message is clear: We want residents to prepare, not panic. We understand ICE has used activity rumors in the past as a tactic to create fear; our intent is for our community to go about their daily lives without fear, but resiliency and awareness.

I am not aware of any further details of the ICE operation, such as precise locations.

I know that Oakland is a city of law-abiding immigrants and families who deserve to live free from the constant threat of arrest and deportation.

I believe it is my duty and moral obligation as Mayor to give those families fair warning when that threat appears imminent.


mc888 Buckaroo Banzai Mon, 02/26/2018 - 00:02 Permalink

1907. Title 8, U.S.C. 1324(a) Offenses

Harboring -- Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii) makes it an offense for any person who -- 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.

Encouraging/Inducing -- Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv) makes it an offense for any person who -- 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.

Conspiracy/Aiding or Abetting -- Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(v) expressly makes it an offense to engage in a conspiracy to commit or aid or abet the commission of the foregoing offenses.

With regard to violations of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(ii)-(iv) and (v)(ii), domestic transportation, harboring, encouraging/inducing, or aiding/abetting, the basic statutory maximum term of imprisonment is 5 years, unless the offense was committed for commercial advantage or private financial gain, in which case the maximum term of imprisonment is 10 years. In addition, significant enhanced penalties are provided for in violations of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1) involving serious bodily injury or placing life in jeopardy. Moreover, if the violation results in the death of any person, the defendant may be punished by death or by imprisonment for any term of years.


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Sudden Debt J S Bach Sun, 02/25/2018 - 18:27 Permalink

They don't actually give refuge to these illegals themselves.

They live in wallled streets with security details.

They profit from the slaves who work for food and shelter.


They let others pick up the tabs.

So in all, economic damage of an illegal alien needs to be calculated and the costs should be transfered to those who defy the system.

So let's say economic damages per alien is 500K, and let's say the tipped off 200 aliens, that would mean she owns the state 100 million dollars in fines.

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Oldwood Mr. Universe Sun, 02/25/2018 - 22:06 Permalink

simply end all federal support for law enforcement. The premise of our founding was that each state be a laboratory of experimentation, so let's let this one go full retard. 

Let Californians figure this one out. There are plenty of conservatives there who know what's happening, and if they isolate themselves from the mayhem, if they can cut off funding to the cities, the zombie apocalypse will sort it out. Krugman will be pleased with all of the broken windows.

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Endgame Napoleon IH8OBAMA Mon, 02/26/2018 - 09:25 Permalink

The “most vulnerable” people in her city are the hordes of non-welfare-eligible US citizens whose wages, after decades of welfare-aided immigration, have shrunk and stagnated. The most-vulnerable Californians were the US citizens living in their cars, where they were easy enough victims of crime before the Fake Paragons of Virtue Signaling in CA outlawed homeless citizens from living in their cars, making them even more vulnerable.

Illegal aliens, by contrast, are much less vulnerable due to the per-child-produced monetary rewards from the US government, which include welfare layer after welfare layer for having sex and reproducing after their illegal border crossings. The pay-per-birth rewards for illegal border crossers with US-born kids, working part time to stay below the earned-income limits for welfare programs in [TRACEABLE] income, include free groceries, free housing and refundable child tax credits up to $6,444, which RephbliCON Swampers recently made sure to double in size.

Yes, it is illegal to enter this country without permission, and it is even more illegal to work under a fraudulent Social Security number. Does the mayor’s virtue compel her to notify citizens when they do something illegal, giving them a chance to evade the police?

If the mayor is truly so high-and-mighty virtuous, she will allow a bunch of illegal aliens to live in her house, giving them shelter, or, better yet, a bunch of homeless American citizens—i.e. CITIZENS that she was elected to represent in a so-called representative form of democracy, a so-called republic. If she lets homeless citizens live in her house, she will not have to worry about ICE.

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tion tmosley Sun, 02/25/2018 - 18:55 Permalink

If the people started voting in sheriffs (elected position) that would uphold the constitution and law equally this could happen. But in the meantime, ordinary people could start filing claims against the bonds of public servants who provably are in violation of one of the statutes on the books. Dangerous if just one person is doing it, but there may be safety in numbers. Just think of how much the very small Judicial Watch team is able to do.


Actually, some based mf’er on zh recently posted a link with some tasty breadcrumbs and puzzle pieces I have been looking for for awhile re: bond claims, so I’d like to take a moment to publicly proclaim my love for him/her but cannot recall the handle, doh ^^

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