U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Tuesday that they “can’t put a number on how many targets avoided arrest” because of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s public warning before an operation, confirming the complaints of an ICE spokesman who resigned over what he saw as false assertions by officials.
ICE’s spokesman in San Francisco, James Schwab, told The Chronicle Monday that he quit in frustration over statements by ICE chief Thomas Homan and Attorney General Jeff Sessions that 800 people had eluded the agency due to Schaaf. Schwab said that based on his understanding, the number had to be far lower.
The mayor’s Feb.
Source: Bay Area News After spokesman quits in protest, ICE ‘can’t put a number’ on missed arrests