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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:33 PM

Trump claimed Oakland's mayor doesn't want released immigrants. Her response: We welcome all.

President Trump threw more fuel on the flames of the immigration debate Saturday night in a series of tweets that singled out Democrats and news outlets that had reported on his administration’s plan to relocate migrants to so-called “sanctuary cities.”

Trump specifically singled out the mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf (D), who had criticized a proposed policy to relocate detained immigrants to sanctuary cities as an “abuse of power and public resources.”

Then the president claimed that the mayor does not actually want the detained immigrants to be released into her city. In fact, Schaaf’s administration strengthened Oakland’s sanctuary policy in 2018 and had warned residents last year of an upcoming raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

On Saturday night, she responded to Trump’s attack with a clear message: “Oakland welcomes all.”


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Reply Trump claimed Oakland's mayor doesn't want released immigrants. Her response: We welcome all. (Original post)
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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 10:25 PM

1. Her interview snippets on NPR were strange.

She considered it political payback and a kind of punishment or abuse of power that made her say that this is just un-American. There was obvious resentment at the idea.

At the same time, she said she welcomed them all, because her job was to make anybody--anybody--who moved there feel welcome.

I was left with the feeling that she had principles and was going to speak according to them; also that one of them was not giving Trump a soundbite. Which, of course, she did anyway, because it's hard not to give Trump a soundbite.

Still, I rather doubt if a bunch White Pride folk wanted to move in and set up shop she'd want to make them feel welcome.

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