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Latimer signs Immigrant Protection Act into law

Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed the Immigrant Protection Act into law on Tuesday.

Westchester legislators approve Immigrant Protection Act

The Act prevents Westchester from using any of its resources to assist in federal investigations based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or national origin.

Astorino’s executive order on immigrants draws criticism

The order prohibits law enforcement from inquiring about a person's immigration status unless required by law to do so.

Astorino vetoes Immigrant Protection Act

In his veto, Astorino said the act would designate Westchester as a “sanctuary county,” which he said could cost taxpayers nearly $13 million in federal funding.