Information session held for Bronx illegal immigrants
? Police officers and other officials held an information session for Bronx illegal immigrants Sunday, but meetings like these may soon be against the law.
Maria Garcia went to the session at Saint Lucky?s Church to seek legal advice on how to become a U.S. citizen. Health officials at the event also advised people like Garcia that everyone is eligible for services, regardless of their immigration status. Police officers said undocumented people can report incidents without fear of being deported, unless they have committed a crime.
Lawmakers are debating a bill that, if passed, would make criminals out of anyone who gave information like this to illegal immigrants. Many advocates say they will continue to help those in need.