The final version has not been dissemination yet, but Supervisor Luis Alejo, sponsor of the resolution, advises that The Monterey County Board of Supervisors today passed a resolution that affirms Monterey County as a Welcoming County and declares itself place of trust and safety. The resolution, in its raw form, urges that NO COUNTY RESOURCES BE USED to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law to gather or disseminate information regarding the immigration status of individuals or any other such personal information unless it is required by Federal or State stature, regulation or court decision. Further, the Board was set to urge that no department or employee begin inquiry or enforcement action based solely on a person’s actual or suspected immigration status, national origin, race, ethnicity and/or English proficiency.
There’s more in this comprehensive resolution. Final version and the vote breakdown are expected on Friday, February 17.