ICE responds to spokesperson's resignation over claims about Mayor Schaaf's raid warning

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is responding to the resignation of one of their spokespeople.

James Schwab quit after ICE claimed Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's warning about potential raids helped roughly 800 people avoid arrest.

Schwab says the statements were misleading because the agency never captures everyone on its target lists.

ICE spokesperson Liz Johnson responded with this:

"Even one criminal alien on the street can put public safety at risk and as Director Homan stated, while we can’t put a number on how many targets avoided arrest due to the mayor’s warning, it clearly had an impact. While we disagree with Mr. Schwab on this issue, we appreciate his service and wish him well."

Mayor Schaaf also responded to Schwab's decision to resign, saying she was proud he told "the truth while under intense pressure to lie."



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