Libby Schaaf Act Targets Sanctuary City Lawbreakers

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We all know that, as this writer published here previously, Open Immigration Services the Democrats because newly arrived residents tend to vote on the liberal side of the political fence, driving up voter turn-outs come election time.

But what happens when an elected official in a sanctuary city breaks federal law in order to shield a future voter? New legislation proposed by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) would send the paid public servant directly to jail – without passing ‘Go’ and collecting $200.


The person responsible for King’s bill is part of its name: the Mayor Libby Schaaf Act of 2018.  Schaaf is in charge of the populous sanctuary city of Oakland, California.

Mayor Schaaf loves her future party constituents so much that, in February 2018, she tipped off illegal immigrants of an impending US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) round-up before it happened so they could escape – which they did. All 800 of them. (150 illegals were apprehended, evidently because they weren’t paying attention.)

Let’s be clear on our terms here: a sanctuary city, as defined by America’s Voice is “a city (or a county, or a state) that limits its cooperation with federal immigration enforcement agents in order to protect low-priority immigrants from deportation, while still turning over those who have committed serious crimes.”

The problem with a definition like the one above is that it is full of subjective judgments, like “cooperation” and “serious crimes.” Who is to say where the legal line between federal, state, and local laws lies?

Ultimately, that call resides with the US Department of Justice (DOJ). In her own defense, Schaaf tweeted:

“In Oakland, we are not obstructing justice. We are seeking it.”

History will be the judge of that, rest assured.

But in March 2018, The Washinton Times reported that ICE Deputy Director Thomas Homan had announced that three of those 800 illegals who eluded border enforcement agents in February, thanks to Schaaf’s tip-off, had been arrested for robbing, driving drunk, and wife beating (spousal abuse) – within 30 days of their prior escape from deportation!

Evidently, American prison is better than life on the streets of a collapsing third-world country like, oh, say, Venezuela.

Or perhaps these scofflaws just don’t give a darn about joining a productive workforce that makes every effort to avoid arrest? We must include mayors like Schaaf in this group – and we are not alone in this opinion.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at the White House:

“I think it’s outrageous that a mayor would circumvent federal authorities, and certainly put them in danger by making a move such as that.”

Sanders’ boss President Donald Trump also agreed. He has asked his administration to look into a punishment fitting Schaaf’s crime – which was basically that of a “gang lookout.” Another word that springs to mind is “snitch.”

Trump is also advocating that sanctuary cities lose their federal grant money. Bravo.

In the meantime, Schaaf is bravely soldiering on, planning to run for re-election. In 2015, she was elected Oakland’s 50th mayor. However, her administration has been tainted by a police department employee underage sex scandal which led to three different police chiefs being hired before quitting, all within nine days in June 2016.


Schaaf’s solution to her inability to work effectively with her own police leaders – as covered by the Los Angeles Times? “The Oakland Police Department will now operate under civilian control.”

There you have it. When the pros don’t work out, send in the amateurs. That’s liberal thinking for you.

The conservative point of view is to punish the likes of Mayor Schaaf with up to five years in jail. When he announced his bill, King noted:

“I want lawless, Sanctuary City politicians to hear this message clearly: if you obstruct ICE, you are going to end up in the cooler.”

And King is not talking about the office water cooler. No, that would be the ICE cooler: federal prison.


19 Comments
  1. Post Author

    I’m curious if a construction company had illegal aliens working a job site and was aware of an ICE raid, than notified it’s employees to disappear what would be the consequences. Whatever those consequences would be the mayors of sanctuary cities, the governor of sanctuary states should suffer a greater consequence. For instance they get the same consequence and lose their jobs. We hear statements like we’re held to a higher standard, than let’s hold them to a higher standard.

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      Amen brother……and the first official act of the Libby Schaaf act should be to put Libby Schaaf in jail…..along with Gavin Newsome; Rahm Immanuel; the loser Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner; the mayor of Seattle, and on and on.

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    Thank the Lord that someone is finally taking action against these criminals in our system.

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      Thanking the lord that put folks that want to improve their lives there ? Your version of the lord is different than mine . My lord wants to help folks not put them in jail for wanting to work .

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        Yeah, but they are illegally working that job. They are breaking the law in order to get that job. What part of illegal do you not understand? Or do you think it’s OK to break laws just because you want a job?

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        If what you say is true, then why do so many illegals commit further crimes (because, yes, entering the country illegally IS a crime)? Liberals crack me up – “oh, the poor sweet illegals, er, immigrants, only want a better life for their families and to work hard…” – yeah – only about 10% really DO want to lead a crimeless life beyond the crime of illegal entry. Take off those rose colored glasses!

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        That’s why your a liberal puke

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        You want to “help” folks that want to work? Let’s see pilgrim, if a illegal alien landscape worker broke into your house and robbed you of all your valuables was arrested would you want to let them go so they could “go back to work”

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        Well then you and your lord have a problem. because those people that you say only wants to work and make better for themselves, are first law breakers, that means they are criminals, the second issue is they are also breaking the law by stealing, assaulting, raping and killing people. So much for wanting to work to better themselves.
        plus, any government employee from city, county, to state office that aids and abets those who are illegal immigrants for the purpose of keeping them from being taken into custody by ICE, needs to be punished as well. Breaking the law is for everyone not just pick and choose.

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    I will be smiling when the commie scum is behind bars.

  4. Post Author

    The WALL should be built between Callifornia and the rest of America. Make Pelosi Queen of the M-13!

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    It’s about TIME! Democrats only represent illegals, criminals and other democratic politicians!

  6. Post Author

    What does Libby Schaaf have to do with Italy?

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    ICE IS JUST A BUNCH OF LEGALIZED COWARDLY PUNK THUGS!!

  8. Post Author

    About time everyone obey the law!!

  9. Post Author

    What happened to the article about refugees in Italy I was reading regarding the email below?:

    Italy Tells Refugees: “Get Ready To Pack Your Bags”
    The Daily Conspiracy Team

    It appears that Italy’s new Interior Minister is taking a page out of President Trumps “Make America Great” playbook, by announcing and tearing up Germany, England and France’s “open door immigration policies.”

    Matteo Salvini, Italy’s new Interior Minister, has taken a hard-line stand towards the continued depletion of Italy’s hard-pressed government resources and benefits stating Sunday, that “common sense” was needed to stop the country from becoming “Europe’s refugee camp.”

    Italy is ranked as the third largest economy in Europe and the eighth largest in the world. However, the country suffers from both internal political unrest and structural problems, which has forced a “populist coalition” between Salvini’s right-wing La Lega party, and the left-wing Five Star Movement, led by Luigi Di Maio. Although both parties differ on many key issues, both share anti-immigration policies.

    Salvini’s first duty as Interior Minister within the newly formed populist coalition was spent traveling to Sicily’s port-of-entrance region for illegal aliens, to announce the new crackdown which propelled him to power….More

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    Funny (strange, not ha-ha). The title I looked up was ‘Italy Tells Refugees: “Get Ready To Pack Your Bags” ‘ Instead it was about the idiot mayor of Oakland. What an odd way to start the day.

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    I look forward to see her being “marched to prison” by the very Professional Law Officers that she caused to be under “political Idiots”!.

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    I say throw her anti-American ass under the jail and never let her see the light of day again in her life…… same goes for those communist bastards Jerry Brown and Kevin De Leon!

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