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9121-5. Use of County Funds Prohibited.
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No department, agency, commission, officer, or employee of the County of Humboldt shall use any County funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of Federal immigration law or to gather or disseminate information regarding release status of individuals or any other such personal information in the County of Humboldt unless such assistance is required by Federal or State statute, regulation, or court order or decision. The prohibition set forth in this chapter shall include, but shall not be limited to:

(a) Assisting or cooperating, in one’s official capacity, with any investigation, detention, or arrest procedures, public or clandestine, conducted by the Federal agency charged with enforcement of the Federal immigration law and relating to alleged violations of the civil provisions of the Federal immigration law, except as permitted herein.

(b) Assisting or cooperating, in one’s official capacity, with any investigation, surveillance, or gathering of information conducted by foreign governments, except for cooperation related to an alleged violation of County, State, or Federal criminal laws.

(c) Requesting information about or disseminating information, in one’s official capacity, regarding the release status of any individual or any other such personal information, except as permitted herein, or conditioning the provision of services or benefits by the County of Humboldt upon immigration status, except as required by Federal or State statute or regulation, County public assistance criteria, or court order or decision.

(d) Including on any application, questionnaire, or interview form used in relation to benefits, services, or opportunities provided by County of Humboldt any question regarding immigration status other than those required by Federal or State statute, regulation, or court order or decision. Any such questions existing or being used by the County at the time this chapter is adopted shall be deleted within sixty (60) days of the adoption of this chapter. (Ord. 2618, § 1, 12/11/2018)

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