So, the leftist mayor of Oakland, like her governor, believes she is above the law, and like all Democrats in positions of authority, she sees federal law as being null and void, applicable only to the little people outside of California.
She could save herself a lot of grief and possibly many years in prison by consulting an attorney familiar with federal law BEFORE she violates federal law, which is what she has done, sending a warning to illegal immigrants in her city that ICE is coming to town very soon, possibly within 24 hours to arrest and deport them.
A good attorney would have advised the mayor that she is clearly violating federal law by “harboring” the illegal immigrants in her city and aiding and abetting their continued violation of US law.
According to 8 U.S. Code § 1324 – Bringing in and harboring certain aliens, Mayor Schaff is harboring known criminals, which carries a penalty of 5 years in prison for EACH illegal she is harboring. Should a citizen be injured by an illegal immigrant that is being harbored by the mayor, she is subject up to 20 years in prison for EACH illegal immigrant she is harboring who causes “bodily injury” to a citizen. Should a citizen die as a result of actions by an illegal immigrant the mayor is harboring, it is a capital offense, punishable by life in prison or the death penalty.
(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation
(B) A person who violates subparagraph (A) shall, for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs—
(ii) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), (iv), or (v)(II), be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both;
(iii) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) during and in relation to which the person causes serious bodily injury (as defined in section 1365 of title 18) to, or places in jeopardy the life of, any person, be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both; and
(iv) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) resulting in the death of any person, be punished by death or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, fined under title 18, or both.
The mayor’s warning letter to illegal immigrants in her city….
— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) February 25, 2018
Watch the outrage visible from everyday citizens in the videos below regarding Mayor Schaff’s illegal harboring of illegal immigrants….