NEW YORK - The New York Immigration Coalition held a rally in Manhattan today for various organizations to express their views on the bipartisan immigration reform bill presented to President Barack Obama yesterday.

The legislation, authored by eight senators, including Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), calls for a clear path to citizenship for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. It also lays out funding for increased security along the Mexican border.

Many local residents say the bill is a step in the right direction, but have concerns regarding the way it is worded.

Authoring senators say the legislation was the product of compromise and believe they have put forth a comprehensive approach to immigration.