Mayor announces $7.9M city immigration program

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

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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