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Democratic Party of Orange County, NC

Establish a Policy on Arrest for Civil Immigration Violation, adopted at the April 21, 2007 Orange County Democratic Party Convention in Hillsborough, North Carolina

Whereas in Section 15A-401of the North Carolina General Statutes, the General Assembly has specified the circumstances under which law enforcement officers may arrest persons, with or without an arrest warrant; and

Whereas the list of circumstances under which a person may be arrested does not include an arrest of persons whose only known violation of law is or may be a civil violation of federal immigration statutes;

Therefore be it resolved that the Orange County Democratic Party urges that Orange County not enter into a memorandum of agreement with any agency to enforce immigration laws or take any other action that might result in racial profiling or create a climate of fear and hostility for any community in the County; and

Be it further resolved that the Orange County Democratic Party asks that Orange County municipal governments refuse to enter into memoranda of agreement with the Department of Homeland Security to enforce immigration laws; and

Be it further resolved that the Orange County Democratic Party urges all law enforcement jurisdictions adopt the policy to arrest or take into custody a person only when such person is known to have committed a criminal felony violation; and

Be it further resolved that the Orange County Democratic Party urges, that it be forwarded to all Orange County law enforcement agencies, locally elected officials, and the state and federal legislative delegations on behalf of the residents of Orange County.