They pointed to her public warning of a pending raid, which she issued on February 24, just as the operation was about to begin. "Sanctuary jurisdictions, including many big cities, refuse to comply with ICE's detainer requests". Then Trump characterized Schaaf's action as "a disgrace," and said ICE was going to arrest "close to 1,000 people", but only got "a fraction" because of her warning. Her action was ill-advised; while the mayor said she objected in principle to sweeps that would inevitably ensnare some immigrants with unblemished records, she might have put some agents in needless peril. "We were never going to pick up that many people".
"Those are 800 wanted criminals that are now at large in that community - 800 wanted criminals that ICE will now have to pursue with more difficulty in more unsafe situations, all because of one mayor's irresponsible action", Sessions had said.
The assertion that "800 wanted criminals" remain at large and are a threat to public safety has been repeated by Sessions.
Schaaf defended her actions on Wednesday, a day after the arrests, stating that she, "didn't reveal specific locations", and that, "the Trump administration is trying to distract the American people, convincing them that these immigrants are risky people". Unfortunately, the Trump administration is trying to puncture that trust by taking us to court.
Earlier on Tuesday, James Schwab, a spokesman for ICE's San Francisco division, resigned, saying he could no longer continue in his role. "I think Governor Brown's done a very poor job running California".
Due to her tweet, Immigration and Customs Enforcement weren't able to target 800 undocumented people, leaving the agency with only 150 arrests. "And to say they're a type of risky criminal is also misleading". Schwab told CNN he'd "never" been in a situation "where someone asked me to deflect when we absolutely knew something was awry".
After the raid, Homan accused Schaaf of creating a risky situation for ICE agents. The first requires state monitoring of conditions at federal immigration detention facilities and the latter instructs employers to keep federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents out of private workplaces unless they have a warrant. "We're protecting people, we're protecting the American public".
Sessions also repeated the 800 number and blamed the mayor for her heads up: "Those are 800 wanted aliens that are now at large in that community".
Sessions also repeated a similar estimate in his remarks while visiting Sacramento last week.
"On the one hand, you're glad that someone is standing up to the administration and telling them they're spreading falsehoods and lies", Jack said in an interview Tuesday.
"Homan said it's "just ridiculous" that a law enforcement officer would apologize for ICE agents gaining access to someone who was in the country illegally and was arrested for committing another crime", Fox News' Insider reported.
In September 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed into law the TRUTH Act, which requires local law enforcement agencies to provide detainees sought by ICE with a consent form that would explain the goal of an interview.
Mr. Sessions, in a visit to California last week, condemned Ms. Schaaf, a Democrat, and echoed the agency, asserting that her actions had allowed hundreds to escape.