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Trump Threatens Mass Arrests of Illegal Immigrants

KCBS Radio Morning News
June 18, 2019 - 7:33 am

(KCBS Radio) -- Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf wasted no time Tuesday in responding to a threat by President Trump to to make mass arrests starting “next week". 

The President's threat came via Twitter and apparently referred to a plan under preparation for several months.

Schaaf quickly rekindled her immigration-related dispute with the Trump, firing off her own tweet in response: "If you continue to threaten, target and terrorize families in my community... and if we receive credible information... you already know what our values are in Oakland — and we will unapologetically stand up for those values."

Last year, Schaaf angered administration officials by revealing the possibility of ICE raids in Northern California,. In the aftermath, the government said the sweeps netted 150 illegal immigrants but claimed the warning from Schaaf  allowed over 800 others to escape.