PETITION: Public Safety Policy-Identifying & Reporting Those Unlawfully Present

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Public Safety Policy Key Points

  • Upon any lawful stop, detention, or arrest an HPD Officer may determine immigration status, "when practicable" utilizing data bases provided by the Federal government.
  • A person is presumed to NOT be alien should any of the following identification forms be presented:
    • A valid unexpired driver's license issued by the Texas Dept. of Public Safety
    • A valid, unexpired personal identification card issued by the Texas Dept. of Public Safety
    • A valid tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification bearing a photograph or other biometric identifier
    • Any valid US federal or state government issued identiication document bearing a photograph or other biometric identifier, if issued by an entity that requires proof of lawful presence in the United  States 
    • A foreign passport issued by a visa waiver country with the corresponding entry stamp and unexpired duration of stay annotation or an I-94W form by the US Dept. of Homeland Security indicating  the bearer's admission to the US.
  • Should the alien's immigration status be delayed beyond the time that the alien would otherwise be released from custody,then he shall be released
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