Here’s a profound truth which California officials are apparently just discovering: criminals break laws.
So when Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tipped off illegals via Twitter of a pending ICE raid, a bunch of bad guys got away.
But if you’re the type that doesn’t have much respect for the law, it’s only matter of time before you get caught.
It comes as little surprise, then, to learn that three of the illegals originally targeted have committed additional crimes for which they were subsequently arrested.
In all, the ICE raids rounded up over 200 illegal aliens — many already convicted of crimes and previously deported — but hundreds more escaped due to Schaaf’s warning.
Here’s more from Fox News…
Three illegal immigrants, who avoided capture after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf blew the whistle on a raid by federal immigration authorities last month, have since been re-arrested for new crimes including robbery and spousal abuse, ICE officials said.
Schaaf tweeted out a warning ahead of the raid in northern California last month, infuriating Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and the Trump administration.
“How dare you!” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in California this month, addressing Schaaf. “How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical, open borders agenda.”
ICE officials eventually caught 232 illegal immigrants, many of them criminals, in the four-day sweep but said that hundreds more escaped because of Schaaf’s warning.
But on Tuesday, officials said that at least three of those who were targeted in the raid, but were not apprehended, had since been arrested for additional crimes.
One was a Mexican national arrested for robbery and gun crimes, who was released back into the community for a prior offense despite an ICE detainer request in November.
Another Mexican national was arrested for a DUI, despite having been deported three times and prior convictions for false imprisonment, DUI and battery of a spouse.