Immigrant Protection Act

Statement from Neighbors Link - August 8, 2017

We are deeply gratified to have the support of the majority of the Westchester Board of Legislators and for the leadership of Legislator Borgia, who worked tirelessly alongside us to create the Immigrant Protection Act. We are also incredibly grateful to the collaborative effort by a stellar collection of advocates, including New York Immigration Coalition, Westchester Hispanic Coalition, John Jay Legal Services, and our own Neighbors Link Community Law Practice, who worked to bring this bill forward.

While we are not at all surprised that County Executive Astorino will veto the bill, we are, nonetheless, disappointed that he chooses to willfully disregard the will of the majority of legislators and by extension, their constituents, who support this bill. It is our hope that in the end, we will be able to harness support to override his veto and this vital piece of legislation.