With immigration a hot topic, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is clarifying its immigration policy. The office cannot enforce federal immigration laws. It is the policy of the Sheriff’s Office to comply with the state laws and mandates governing law enforcement’s ability to interact and communicate with federal immigration officers. Under the California Values Act, our office does not use money or personnel to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect or arrest persons for immigration violations. The Sheriff’s Office does not inquire into an individual’s immigration status, initiate any law enforcement action based on observations relating to immigration status, use immigration authorities as interpreters for law enforcement matters, detain an individual at the request of DHS/ICE, nor hold an individual in custody past their release date at the request of DHS/ICE. Furthermore, the Sheriff’s office does not separate families based on immigration status.