Mayor announces $7.9M city immigration program

The goal of the three-day conference is to tackle some of the key issues immigrants face.

The goal of the three-day conference is to tackle some of the key issues immigrants face. (12/14/15)

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. 

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