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Oakland mayor fires back at Sessions

'How dare you distort the reality' to advance 'racist agenda'

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at a press conference Feb. 25, 2018, with Emma Paulino of Alameda County Immigration Legal & Education Partnership (Video screenshot)

(The Hill) Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) hit back at Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he sharply criticized her for warning residents about upcoming immigration raids.

Sessions singled out Schaaf in his remarks Wednesday in announcing a federal lawsuit against California over the state’s “sanctuary city” policies, asking: “How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical open borders agenda.”

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“How dare you vilify members of our community by trying to frighten the American public into thinking all undocumented residents are dangerous criminals,” Schaaf shot back later Wednesday while speaking at Oakland City Hall, according to SF Gate.

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