IRVINGTON PASSES POLICY PROTECTING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

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Mar 7, 2017 Comments Off on IRVINGTON PASSES POLICY PROTECTING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS Larry Frascella

During its meeting on March 6, 2017, the Irvington Board of Trustees passed Westchester County’s first legislative policy protecting undocumented immigrants. Over 50 Irvington citizens attended the meeting. 16 residents spoke in favor of the resolution. Two spoke against it. The resolution was then passed unanimously by Mayor Brian Smith and the four Irvington trustees: Constance Kehoe, Mark Gilliland, Janice Silverberg and Larry Lonky. Their decision was greeted with loud and enthusiastic applause.

The policy ensures that Irvington police will not inquire about individuals’ immigration status, will not provide information to ICE unless legally required, and will not honor ICE detainer requests without a warrant except in limited circumstances. Irvington also will not utilize any resources in establishing a federal registry based on race, ethnicity or religion.

To read the entire resolution in detail, go to the irvingtonny.gov website.