PressTV-US mayor defends protecting immigrants from Trump

The mayor of California’s largest city, Oakland, who had earlier this year warned immigrants about a government raid, has defended her move as a “duty” to protect her residents when they  are “unjustly attacked” under the Trump administration’s “racist lie.”

Back in March, Mayor Libby Schaaf posted a message on Twitter, saying that she had learned from “multiple credible sources” that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “is preparing to conduct an operation in city.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which planned to target around 1,000 immigrants living illegally in the Bay Area city in March, said the warning prevented the arrest of as many as 800 people.

President Donald Trump, who was irked by the move, called on his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to prosecute her for “obstruction of justice.” He said the  mayor “informed them, and they all fled—or most of them fled—and that whole operation, that took a long…

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