ICE Spokesman Resigns Because He Doesn't Want to Keep Lying

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"Then I took some time and I quit", Schwab said.

He also stated that though he pushed back on those statements and wanted the agency to correct the "800" number frequently used in reference to the amount of "criminal aliens" who escaped the raid, ICE told him to "deflect" questions from the media. From the agent's observation, ICE officials are more likely to believe that immigrants don't deserve any rights. After the raid, a Homeland Security official said it's common for a large-scale immigration sweep to net about a third of its targets, as member station KQED reports.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has blasted Schaff for a February 25 Twitter post warning that she had tips from "multiple credible sources" that a sweep was about to begin.

"It's the job of a public affairs officer to offer transparency for the agency you work for", Schwab told the Chronicle.

However, whereas Dyrdahl-Roberts previously told the Daily Dot that his resignation was a direct action to impede ICE's function, Schwab told the Fox affiliate that said he "may not agree" with all of Mayor Schaaf's actions in warning undocumented immigrants about the raid. "We were never going to pick up that many people. To say that 100 percent are risky criminals on the street, or that those people weren't picked up because of the misguided actions of the mayor, is just wrong", Schwab said. At a campaign rally over the weekend in Pennsylvania, Trump told the crowd that ICE had been prepared to arrest "close to 1,000 people" but got "a fraction" of that, thanks to the mayor - and called Schaaf a disgrace.

Homan further said they were removing people who had committed egregious crimes.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman James Schwab on Monday resigned from his role with the San Francisco division, citing the "burden" of spreading falsehoods from Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

"Personally I think her actions were misguided and not responsible", Schwab told CNN.

"I commend Mr. Schwab for speaking the truth while under intense pressure to lie", she said in a statement to The Post. "But to blame her for 800 unsafe people out there is just false", he continued.

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He also told CNN that, typically, ICE never arrests 100 percent of people it initially targets in an operation, creating a misleading picture that the missed arrests in the recent Northern California operation were unusual. "And to say they're a type of risky criminal is also misleading". "I've never been in this situation in 16 nearly 17 years in government where someone asked me to deflect when we absolutely knew something was awry-when the data was not correct", Schwab said.

After the raid, Homan accused Schaaf of creating a risky situation for ICE agents. "We're protecting people, we're protecting the American public".

"According to Acting Director Homan, ICE failed to make 800 arrests that they would have made if the mayor had not acted as she did. The mayor of Oakland went out, and she went out and warned them all: scatter".

The department claimed in a lawsuit filed last week that three California laws interfere with the federal government's immigration enforcement authority.

"Here's my message to Mayor Schaaf: 'How dare you!'" the attorney general said.

The senior official said ICE has concluded both requests are legal, but he would be satisfied if local law enforcement at least gave the heads-up before release, giving his officers a chance to collect targets before they're released into the community.

"Sanctuary jurisdictions like San Francisco and Oakland shield risky criminal aliens from federal law enforcement at the expense of public safety", Homan said of Schaaf's warning.

California Gov. Jerry Brown criticized Sessions and called on him to apologize, saying his claims about Schaaf were "simply not true" and were politically motivated. The mayor also said the city would be actively working to thwart any efforts of deportation. "The only office she'd be costing herself votes in potentially is president of the United States".

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