9-11 Undocumented workers could be protected by proposed legislation

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, plumes of smoke rise from the World Trade Center buildings in New York. The Empire State building is seen in the foreground. For years, a handful of current and former American officials have been urging President Barrack Obama to release secret files that they believe document links between the government of Saudi Arabia and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Other officials, including the executive director of the 9-11 commission, have said the classified documents don’t prove that the Saudi government knew about or financed the attacks_and that making them public would fuel bogus conspiracy theories. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

NEW YORK (NEWS10) – Four New York Congress members are aiming to protect undocumented workers who helped in the rescue, recovery and clean-up of September 11th.

The proposed legislation would give undocumented workers who were called to Ground Zero, legal permanent resident status.

The legislation comes after a World Trade Center cleanup volunteer was freed from immigration detention last month

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