Dearest Community: Thank you to all NGO’s and individuals who worked really hard to bring forth the proclamation to the Napa Valley Board of supervisor yesterday. This is a first step in our declaration that we the Resident of Napa Valley are committed to protect each other and united in our intent to foster a healthy Napa community. Below is an example of a bolder declaration. We would like to continue the conversation at our next Town Hall meeting on April 30th. Please look at our event page. We urge all of you to invite our Latino and Latina neighbors so that we can get deeper into those complex issues. We will have a translator at the event. Can you help us with this request? Thank you !!!!
Chapter 8.60 Persons in Napa Valley: Protection by Due Process with ICE and CBP
8.60.010 – Purpose and intent.
The purpose of this chapter is to promote the community health, safety and welfare and protect the residents by establishing minimum standards, including notification and related enforcement procedures, for persons interacting with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Customs and Border Protection (CBP) within the area of Napa County.
8.60.020 – Standards—Applicability.
The standards in this chapter shall apply to persons within the county, except that nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to limit compliance with Federal and State laws, under USC 1373 as below.
1373 Rule: Under 8 U.S.C. § 1373 and 8 U.S.C. § 1644, federal law prohibits Napa County officials from imposing limits on maintaining, exchanging, sending, or receiving information regarding citizenship and immigration status with any Federal, State, or local government entity. Nothing in Napa County policies is intended to violate 8 U.S.C. § 1373 and 8 U.S.C. § 1644.
Defend our friends, families and neighbors from President Trump’s mass deportation agenda:
8.60.030 – The Judicial Warrant Rule.
Napa County officials shall require a judicial warrant prior to detaining an individual or in any manner prolonging the detention of an individual at the request of ICE and CBP.
8.60.040 No Facilitation Rule.
Napa County officials shall not arrest, detain, or transport an individual solely on the basis of an immigration detainer or other administrative document issued by ICE or CBP, without a judicial warrant.
8.60.050 Defined Access/Interview Rule.
Unless acting pursuant to a court order or a legitimate law enforcement purpose that is unrelated to the enforcement of a civil immigration law, no Napa County official shall permit ICE or CBP agents access to Napa County facilities or any person in Napa County custody for investigative interviews or other investigative purposes.
8.60.060 Clear Identification Rule.
To the extent ICE or CBP has been granted access to Napa County facilities, individuals with whom ICE or CBP engages will be notified that they are speaking with ICE or CBP, and ICE or CBP agents shall be required to wear duty jackets which do not use the label “POLICE” and make their badges visible at all times while in Napa County facilities.
Protect our friends, families and neighbors’ privacy from the Trump administration:
8.60.070 Don’t Ask Rule.
Napa County officials shall not inquire into the immigration or citizenship status of an individual, except where the inquiry relates to a legitimate law enforcement purpose that is unrelated to the enforcement of a civil immigration law, or where required by state or federal law to verify eligibility for a benefit, service, or license conditioned on verification of certain status.
8.60.080 Privacy Protection Rule.
No Napa County official shall voluntarily release personally identifiable data or information to ICE or CBP regarding an inmate’s custody status, release date or home address, or information that may be used to ascertain an individual’s religion, ethnicity or race, unless for a law enforcement purpose unrelated to the enforcement of a civil immigration law.
8.60.090 Discriminatory Surveillance Prohibition Rule.
No Napa County agency or official shall authorize or engage in the human or technological surveillance of a person or group based solely or primarily upon a person or group’s actual or perceived religion, ethnicity, race, or immigration status.
Help our friends, families and neighbors get redress when abuses and mistakes occur:
8.60.100 Redress Rule.
Any person who alleges a violation of this policy may file a written complaint for investigation with the Napa County Board of Supervisors and with the Sheriff’s office.
Help ensure our friends, families, and neighbors are protected from discrimination:
8.60.110 Fair and Impartial Policing Rule.
No Napa County official shall interrogate, arrest, detain or take other law enforcement action against an individual based upon that individual’s perceived race, national origin, religion, language, or immigration status, unless such personal characteristics have been included in timely, relevant, credible information from a reliable source, linking a specific individual to a particular criminal event/activity.
8.60.120 Duty to enforce, and Right to appeal.
As per other sections of Napa County Code, the Sheriff and local municipality Law Enforcement agencies within Napa Valley have a duty to enforce this ordinance, and the appeal process shall be that set out in Chapter 2.88 of the Napa County Code.