BX immigrants rally against act that seeks to make them criminals
? Immigrant rights groups rallied against legislation that would classify undocumented workers as criminals at a town hall meeting Saturday.
The proposed Border Enforcement Act would also penalize those who help illegal immigrants, like churches. Several Bronx clergymen are protesting the act. One advocacy group says in some parts of the Bronx, half the population is foreign born. Critics say if passed, the measure would devastate the borough's economy and culture.
The U.S. House has already passed the bill, which now heads to the Senate.