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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:46 AM

ICE spokesman quit over descriptions of 800 people evading arrest: report

Source: The HILL



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The San Francisco spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement has reportedly resigned because of what he viewed as false statements from the Trump administration and ICE about recent immigration sweeps in Northern California.

Although James Schwab did not discuss the specifics of his resignation, sources told the San Francisco Chronicle in an article published Monday that he was "frustrated" with the statements officials made arguing that 800 undocumented immigrants were able to avoid arrest because Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf issued a public warning about immigration raids the day before they began.

Schwab thought the 800 figure was too high and reportedly wanted the agency to correct it. He also did not want to avoid questions about the figure from the media, the Chronicle reported.

Read more: http://thehill.com/regulation/administration/378054-ice-spokesperson-quit-over-descriptions-of-800-people-evading?amp&__twitter_impression=true

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laserhaas Mar 2018 OP
SunSeeker Mar 2018 #1
laserhaas Mar 2018 #2
SunSeeker Mar 2018 #4
Hortensis Mar 2018 #8
Leghorn21 Mar 2018 #3
laserhaas Mar 2018 #7
BigmanPigman Mar 2018 #5
jcmaine72 Mar 2018 #6

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:53 AM

1. K & R

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:56 AM

2. At least some are trying to be decent

Takes great character to quit your career to avoid B.S.

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:29 AM

4. James Schwab is not alone. Civil servants with integrity have been fleeing the federal government.

Trump has created a brain drain and integrity drain in our federal government. It is heartbreaking.

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:36 AM

8. This is also an attack on his character and competence:

“over 800 significant public safety threat criminals.” He may be an honorable man, or not. He had to answer it.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:04 AM

3. Hey, laser - i just went looking for a picture of him, and ran into this article:

By: Lisa Fernandez
POSTED: MAR 12 2018 10:01PM PDT
UPDATED: MAR 12 2018 10:51PM PDT

The communications director for the Northern California Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency quit, frustrated that he’s been told to tell the public “alternative facts.”

I’m scared,” James Schwab admitted to KTVU. “But I need to have my integrity.”

Specifically, Schwab said that was told ICE’s “Office of Public Affairs leadership” to parrot the Department of Homeland Security’s account that an unspecified number of “criminals” got away, in part, because Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned of the pending ICE “Keep Safe” operation. The operation began on Feb. 25 and ended up netting 232 undocumented immigrants over the next several days across the northern part of the state.



Emails and calls to ICE headquarters and the Attorney General’s Office, both in Washington, D.C., were not immediately returned. But Lori Haley, the Western Region Communications Director for ICE on Monday, told KTVU that Schwab had resigned “abruptly.”

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http://www.ktvu.com/news/ice-spokesman-in-norcal-says-he-was-asked-to-parrot-alternative-facts-about-libby-schaaf

I wonder if he’s really this young?!

- anyway, thanks for this post, laser -

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:31 AM

7. We are in times of revolution. They - the nefarious hordes

have all the power & money.

We have truth, unity, temerity & tenacity.

It's a Civil War...regardless of what the media says.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:32 AM

5. Good karma will come his way!

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:15 AM

6. ICE equals Gestapo

He's smart to distance himself from that criminal organization now. Schwab will be perhaps one less to stand trial for crimes against humanity at the ICC in The Hague later on.

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