Astorino vetoes Immigration Protection Act

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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has vetoed a bill aimed at protecting immigrants in the county.

The Immigration Protection Act would have restricted the county from using its resources to help the federal government with immigration cases. The Westchester County Board of Legislators voted 10-5 to pass the bill last week.

Astorino says the bill would put citizens’ safety in jeopardy and would turn Westchester into a sanctuary county.

The bill goes back to legislators, who will have to come up with two more votes to overturn Astorino's veto.

Astorino says he's working on re-issuing an executive order to protect immigrants and which will comply with federal law.

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