THE BRONX - The state Assembly has passed a bill that would crack down on immigration fraud.

The proposed bill would allow consumers to easily find out which immigration service providers are legal, and which ones could be out to get them when filling out federal immigration documents.

If the state Senate passes the bill, it would require immigration service providers to register with the Department of State. The service providers would then have to display a state certificate.

Sen. Ruben Diaz says local officials want to get ahead of fraud that is expected to rise after immigration reform is passed.