Westchester County will no longer cooperate with ICE. County legislators just passed the Immigrant Protection Act which orders the county jails not to give the list of prisoners held overnight to any federal authority.
According to Minority Leader John Testa and Legislator Margaret Cunzio
The IPA is designed specifically to do only two things; protect undocumented criminals sitting in the county jail, and eliminate the distinction between legal and illegal immigration. Anything that inhibits law local enforcement from working closely with their federal law enforcement partners like the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies— is a bad and reckless idea.
The act was actively lobbied for and promoted by our local “Neighbors Link ”
More to come on Neighbors Link next week.