U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan was on Fox News on January 18, 2018 responding to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf who declared Oakland is Sanctuary City in the Sanctuary State of California, and will no cooperate with in ICE Raids. She further says she will no share information with ICE agents and she is willing to go to jail in defiance of federal laws.
“I'll give you this commitment from ICE; If you’re out there doing a lawful operation, and you are in a need of assistance, if you find yourself in trouble, and there is an ICE agent in earshot… or in the area, we will do everything on our legal authority, to assist you. We will do everything we can to make sure you go home safe that night, to your families. We will never turn our back on law enforcement, ICE has your six.”
California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra held a press conference today vowing to go after employers who report to ICE the immigration status of their employees. The fines which can be up to $10,000.
This follows ICE raids last week on about 100 7-Eleven Stores.
Acting San Francisco Mayor, London Breed, made similar statements as that of the Oakland's Mayor, saying she is willing to go to Jail to defend her Sanctuary City.