Latimer signs Westchester Immigrant Protection Act

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WHITE PLAINS – An Immigrant
Protection Act has been signed into law by Westchester County Executive
George Latimer today (Tuesday), noting the county was founded by immigrants.

Board of Legislators Chairman George Boykin said this is not a sanctuary
city law. It complies with all state and federal laws and does not shield
criminals.

“This is a dark period in our nation’s history, but not in
Westchester County,” said Legislator Catherine Borgia, who reintroduced
the bill this year.
The measure was first adopted last summer, but vetoed by then-County Executive
Robert Astorino.

Legislator Virginia Perez, a native of the Dominican Republic, proclaimed,
“I am an immigrant, a proud immigrant, a law abiding immigrant!”