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‘Mayor Libby Schaaf Act’ could imprison officials who disclose ICE sweeps

Immigration hard-liners’ anger toward Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for her warning about a federal sweep for undocumented migrants in Northern California led an Iowa congressman to propose criminal penalties Monday for officials who talk about such operations in advance.

Republican Rep. Steve King introduced the “Mayor Libby Schaaf Act of 2018,” which would ban officials from “the purposeful broadcast … of information relating to any imminent action by a federal law enforcement officer or agent.” Violations could result in up to five years in prison.

King said his bill would make clear that disclosing an imminent enforcement would amount to obstruction of justice.
Source: Bay Area News ‘Mayor Libby Schaaf Act’ could imprison officials who disclose ICE sweeps

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