Statement on President Trump's Immigration Order
The Village of Larchmont would like to clarify our policies and practices for protecting the safety of our residents. The following statement, originally issued by the Town Supervisor and Council, is presented by the Larchmont Board of Trustees with the support of the Larchmont Chief of Police.
President Trump issued an executive order regarding immigration that raises questions on the coordination between Federal Authorities and local police departments. The Village of Larchmont Police Department has not in the past, nor will it, inquire about an individual’s immigration status. Enforcement of Federal immigration law is the responsibility of the Federal Government and its various enforcement agencies.
The Village of Larchmont has always been and will continue to be a community of diversity that protects the rights of all of its residents, regardless of their origin. Our Police Department’s practices are designed to promote mutual respect and to maintain an open dialogue with the community. This is why we do not believe that immigration enforcement is the role of the Village. The Village will, however, coordinate with federal authorities to apprehend those individuals, regardless of their immigration status, who threaten the safety of our community.