Board of Legislators puts Immigration Protection Act up for vote again after veto

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Westchester County's Board of Legislators was hoping to save the Immigration Protection Act by putting it up for a vote again on Monday.

The board passed the Immigration Protection Act last month. County Executive Rob Astorino vetoed the legislation, saying it endangers public safety.

The vote would override Astorino's veto.

Supporters of the act say it will ease fears of deportation among members of the immigrant community, which could make them more cooperative in regard to reporting crimes.

Twelve of 17 legislators had to vote in favor of the act in order to override the veto.

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