ICE spokesman quits, disputes claims 800 eluded arrest
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman in San Francisco has resigned after becoming frustrated by Trump administration statements about a recent sweep targeting illegal immigration.
James Schwab told the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday that top officials repeatedly said roughly 800 immigrants “criminals” to elude capture.
Schwab says the statements were misleading because the agency never captures everyone on its target lists.
ICE spokesperson Liz Johnson said in a statement that the mayor’s warning “clearly had an impact” but the agency can’t put a number on how many people avoided arrest.