Rob Astorino on Immigration


Illegal immigrants drive up costs of services

in a 2009 appearance on News 12 in Westchester "Newsmakers":

ASTORINO: We have to make a distinction here. County government has grown tremendously over the last 8 years... last 12 years... to the point where it is becoming unsustainable. Property taxes in Westchester are unsustainable. You can't keep doubling and tripling at the rate of inflation property taxes. It's driving people out. And when you say more people are moving in, that's not necessarily true.

HOST: Population is growing though in Westchester.

ASTORINO: But look who is coming in, they need more services. It's not people who necessarily can keep a house, it's people who are moving in from the Bronx or... you know, who is counted too, it could be illegal immigrants. And when you say illegal I don't want to make that into a nasty term, it's people who aren't here, legally, you know, and they do need services.

Source: News12 Westchester on 2014 N. Y. gubernatorial race , Jul 2, 2009

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