Owens: Oakland Mayor Consulting With Immigration Activists Before ICE Warning a 'Form of Extremism'
Conservative commentator Candace Owens said Oakland, Calif.'s mayor practiced a "form of extremism" by flouting federal immigration law.
Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) tipped off illegal immigrant criminal suspects about an impending ICE raid earlier this month.
Turns out Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf consulted with illegal immigration activists before sending out ICE raid alert pic.twitter.com/7a8XxqlqCS
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As Fox News reported , Schaaf is now accused of consulting with illegal immigration activists prior to announcing the law enforcement activity.
KPIX5 reports that Schaaf was in touch with Centro Legal de la Raza just hours before the announcement, giving her information on what employers should do in the case of an ICE raid.
That group, which did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News, is a nonprofit with a focus on providing legal services to those in the country illegally. It also appears to act as an advocacy group for illegal immigrants -- printing an “ICE Activity Hotline” on its website.
"Centro Legal has been at the forefront of efforts to curtail unlawful collaboration between local law enforcement agencies and federal immigration authorities in order to prevent unjust deportations and keep immigrant families together," the group's website says. It does not appear to be affiliated with UnidosUS -- formerly the National Council of La Raza.
"She's responsible for hundreds of criminals escaping from ICE," Owens said, calling the actions a "form of extremism" against the United States government.
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