ICE spokesman quits after saying he was asked to parrot ‘alternative facts’ about Oakland mayor

The Northern California spokesman for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has quit after saying he was asked by the agency’s leadership to put out “alternative facts” about Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.

James Schwab says he resigned last Friday, after refusing to tell the public a narrative that ICE’s “Office of Public Affairs leadership” wanted to perpetuate — including that Schaaf’s decision to alert the public about a sweeping raid of immigrants lead to far fewer detentions and…