Schaaf responded to President Donald Trump's tweet that noted it's "so interesting to see the Mayor of Oakland and other Sanctuary Cities NOT WANT our now "detained immigrants" after release due to the ridiculous court ordered 20 day rule".
On Saturday night, she responded to Trump's attack with a clear message: "Oakland welcomes all".
Trump said on Friday he was considering sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities, prompting US mayors to accept such an offer as the battle over border security rages.
"Contrary to what this president thinks", she asserted, "in Seattle, we have strong American values of inclusiveness and opportunity. You can't deport them", said Gidley.
"Here's a message to President Trump: Seattle is not afraid of immigrants and refugees", the mayor stated in her op-ed article.
He appeared to change course in several follw up tweets that urged sanctuary cities to "take care" of its undocumented population, once again referring to swaths of immigrants as "criminals".
Hundreds of US cities, along with California, the country's most populous state, have declared themselves as havens for migrants who have illegally crossed the southern USA border with Mexico, refusing the help US immigration officials to track down the immigrants so they can be deported.
Rep. Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat whose constituents include Manhattan's financial district, which was targeted on September 11, 2001, said he had no issues with Omar's characterization of the attack.
Last week, The Washington Post reported that the White House had considered a plan to release migrants into sanctuary cities as a way to put pressure on Democratic politicians.
The president has also claimed the filings are too complex for people to understand.
He later added, "Democrats must change the Immigration Laws FAST".
Democrats slammed President Trump on Sunday for threatening to release illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities to retaliate against political foes, accusing him of employing migrants as "pawns" and of overstepping his presidential powers.
"This is a risky unsafe road and frankly".
She went on to describe the requests to view Trump's tax returns as "a disgusting overreach" and "all about political partisanship".
Trump has said repeatedly throughout the 2016 presidential campaign and his presidency that he can't make public his tax returns because he is under audit. "And I certainly don't trust them to look through the decades of success that the president has and determine anything".