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ICE Spokesman Quits, Disputing Trump Administration Claim on Arrests

Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents Work At Border Ahead Of Possible DHS Shutdown

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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 escaped arrest because of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's Feb. 24 warning about the four-day operation.