MANHATTAN - Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was joined by supporters this afternoon at an immigration rally on the steps of City Hall.

De Blasio spoke at the rally about his plans for immigration reform. He says if he's elected, he plans to create municipal IDs to serve as proof of residence for undocumented immigrants. De Blasio says the IDs will allow immigrants to open bank accounts and sign apartment leases.

"Immigration made us the best and strongest city on earth," says de Blasio.

According to published reports, de Blasio's Republican opponent Joe Lhota says he also plans to implement IDs for undocumented immigrants.