Protection for Individuals

On March 13, 2017 the Eugene City Council unanimously passed the Protection for Individuals Ordinance (Council Ordinance Number 20579). This ordinance provides certain protections for all Eugene residents, including immigrants.  This action puts provisions of an existing state law into City Code preventing the use of City resources (moneys, equipment or personnel) to detect or apprehend individuals whose only violation of the law is that they are present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws. While modeled after the state law, this Eugene City Ordinance is not dependent on the state law existing.