In February 2018, a draft Ordinance was delivered to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for its approval. If adopted, the Ordinance would prohibit all Fairfax agencies and employees from permitting or assisting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with civil immigration enforcement, unless expressly required by law. It would also protect residents’ privacy by restricting unnecessary and unwarranted information sharing.
The Ordinance is founded on the following key principles:
Our communities’ diverse backgrounds make Fairfax County stronger and more vibrant;
All persons are entitled to equal treatment under the law irrespective of their race, ethnicity, citizenship, or immigration status; and
Community relations built on trust, respect, acceptance, and open communication between the County and its people are essential for the whole community’s welfare, health, and safety. We do not want anyone in Fairfax County to be afraid to call law enforcement if their safety is at risk, or to report information that may help to solve a crime.