As Democratic politicians' calls for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) grow intensely loud, a video of liberals protesting the agency as they break up a child sex-trafficking ring has resurfaced online.
CBS San Francisco reported in August of 2017 that federal agents served a search warrant on a Guatemalan immigrant family home in Oakland in connection with an investigation concerning the sex trafficking of juveniles. The human trafficking operation was later confirmed by authorities.
Amazingly, as ICE officers were literally breaking up the child prostitution operation, they were being protested against by liberal neighbors who demonized the agency and advocated for the "rights" of illegal immigrants.
Oakland is designated a "sanctuary city" for illegals.
Hadar Cohen, a female neighbor protesting ICE during the raid, told local news that she woke up to her roommate crying due to the agents' cars being outside their residence.
"It’s been really tough because we have no idea what’s going on in there, and we that there’s a lot of injustices that have been happening," said Cohen, a "No person is illegal" sign in-hand. "We care for our neighbors, and we for immigration rights."
Another neighbor told a reporter of his disdain for President Donald Trump and said ICE is not welcome in the United States.
Others protesting held a "We love our neighbors" banner and wrote messages in chalk on the sidewalk and driveways, such as "Oakland PD is a disgrace."
Even after neighbors were informed that the raid was about sex-trafficking and not immigration, the ICE-bashing continued, notes The Federalist. "ICE is not welcome in this country. H.S. is not welcome," said one neighbor. "I don’t support what they do. I think it is a blasphemy."
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is apparently the "future" of the Democrat Party, has called for the abolition of ICE. Following suit, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and other prominent Democrats have made similar demands. Senator Warren, for example, said ICE must be replaced "with something that reflects our values."