DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious legal aid program to help immigrants at the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Downtown Brooklyn Monday.

De Blasio announced a $7.9 million program called ActionNYC to provide legal screenings for immigrants. 

Lawyers participating in the program will also help prepare applications for citizenship.

The first day of the three-day conference also saw Gov. Andrew Cuomo deliver a keynote speech.