#1944178 at 2018-06-28 21:59:42 (UTC+1) Q Research General #2450: PAIN Edition
ICE "whistle-blower" gets a knock on the door from Homeland Security MID INTERVIEW with CBS News!
Agents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) interrupted an interview with a former Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman on Wednesday.
CBS News reported that it was speaking with JamesSchwab about his decision to resign a few months earlier when DHS agents arrived at his home.
WATCH: Our interview with former @ICEgov spokesperson JamesSchwab was interrupted by a surprise visit from government agents.@JamieYuccas reports ?? https://t.co/QlDGflrdP4pic.twitter.com/4shmAqutD8
- CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) June 28, 2018
Schwab told CBS the agents asked if he'd been in contact with Libby Schaaf, the mayor of Oakland, Calif., who rankled conservatives earlier this year when she warned city residents of a pending immigration sweep.
"Why, three months later, are we doing this?" Schwab asked. "This is intimidation. And this is why people won't come out and speak against the government."
He added that he has not had any contact with Schaaf. Schwab, who worked in the Obama and Trump administrations, told CBS he resigned earlier this year because the agency asked him to lie in the aftermath of the Oakland incident, which he claimed put the blame inaccurately on Schaaf for the failure to arrest undocumented immigrants.
ICE has faced growing protests in recent weeks amid the Trump administration's controversial "zero tolerance" policy on illegal immigration. The policy, announced in April, led to the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents.
Protests have broken out near ICE facilities in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Portland, Ore., in recent days, prompting the agency to put up barriers near entrances or alter immigration hearings.
President Trump ripped the protests during a rally late Wednesday, saying activists are putting ICE agents "in harm's way."
"These radical Democrat protesters really want anarchy, but the only response they will find from our government is very strong law and order," Trump said at the rally.
"Further proving President Donald Trump's commitment to deporting illegal aliens, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency just carried out the largest such localized sweep of workplaces since he took office.
Federal immigration officials raided a whopping 77 businesses throughout Northern California this week, requesting proof workers were legally allowed to be in the United States or they would be apprehended."
"Agents recently swept more than 100 7-Eleven gas stations across the country and arrested a reported 21 suspected undocumented immigrants.
ICE acting director Thomas Homan has made it clear this is just the beginning, promising there will be a "400 percent increase" in agents carrying out workplace operations."
"JamesSchwab, a spokesman for the agency, said the raids reminded people the agency is committed to removing illegals and enforcing federal laws prohibiting businesses from hiring undocumented workers.
Schwab said the operation is part of a major strategy geared toward "focusing on protecting jobs for U.S. citizens and others who are lawfully employed, eliminating unfair competitive advantages for companies that hire an illegal workforce and strengthening public safety and national security."
In a December interview with Fox News, Homan said he wanted to charge those shield illegal aliens and refuse to work with the federal government on immigration issues.
"We've got to take these sanctuary cities on. We've got to take them to court, and we've got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes," he said."