Astorino says he will veto bill aimed at protecting immigrants

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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says he will veto legislation aimed at protecting local immigrants after lawmakers failed to secure a veto-proof majority.

County legislators voted 10-5 Monday to pass the bill they've called the Immigration Protection Act. 

The law is aimed at law enforcement, and would restrict the county from using its resources to help the federal government enforce its immigration policy.

The vetoed bill will be sent back to legislators, who will have to come up with two more votes in order to overturn his veto.

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    Westchester legislators are getting ready to vote on a bill that would protect undocumented immigrants in the county.Westchester legislators are getting ready to vote on a bill that would protect undocumented immigrants in the county.

    Westchester legislators are getting ready to vote on a bill that would protect undocumented immigrants in the county. 

    Westchester legislators are getting ready to vote on a bill that would protect undocumented immigrants in the county. 

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