At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of thecourtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City. We seek to be a beacon of hope for those who feel neglected —regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our experienced teams provide comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives. We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
LAS calls on all levels of government to ensure access to shelter for all in need
NBC4: Eric Adams Travels to US Border Amid NYC’s ‘Unprecedented’ Migrant Surge ABC7: Mayor Eric Adams visits El Paso, Texas after asking for emergency asylum-seeker aid Bloomberg News: NYC Mayor Adams Pleads for Emergency Aid to House Migrants ABC7: NYC asks for emergency aid as influx of asylum seekers pushes city ‘to the brink’ Gothamist: ‘We are at our breaking point’: NYC Mayor Adams pleads with state for migrant shelter City & State: NYC requests state support in sheltering 500 asylum seekers NBC4: NYC Can’t Keep Sheltering Migrants Without Help, Adams Says; System at ‘the Brink’ NYDN: NYC shelter population could hit 100K, says Mayor Adams Pix11: NYC migrant crisis is unsustainable: Mayor Adams CBS2: With asylum seekers arriving in record numbers, Mayor sends emergency aid request 1010WINS: Adams to visit US border as NYC faces ‘unprecedented’ surge of asylum-seekers ABC News: New York City mayor to visit border, seeks emergency aid for influx of asylum-seekers SI Advance: NYC Mayor doesn’t rule out possibility of housing migrants on cruise ships Patch: Adams Advances Push To Resettle NYC Migrants Upstate NYT: Mayor Adams Again Asks for Help on Migrants, This Time in Washington NYDN: NYC Mayor Adams again floats possibility of housing migrants on cruise ships
More LAS in the news
AMNY: City Council eyes expanding CityFHEPS housing benefit program NY Magazine: A plan to commit the homeless has little meaning in the ER. The Indypendent: Massive Evidence Storage Facility Fire Sheds Light on Sloppy NYPD Practices 1010WINS: 3 Rikers guards indicted for punching inmate unprovoked, covering up assault Gothamist: NYC Correction Dept. blocks watchdog from unfettered access to Rikers video footage 1010WINS: Adams administration limits NYC prison watchdog’s access to surveillance footage Capitol Pressroom: Ensuring medical services for homeless youth Daily Beast: An AI Lawyer Is About to Defend a Human in a U.S. Courtroom NYDN: As morale issues hit NYPD, it’s clear tackling crime is about more than bail reform WBUF: New York State Won’t Arrest Or Prosecute Children Under 12 Anymore Gothamist: NYC eviction rate continues to rise since ban was lifted, as homelessness surges Gotham Gazette: What Wasn’t in Hochul’s 2023 State of the State Agenda City Limits: NYC’s Homeless Shelter Population Ballooned in 2022 Bisnow: NYC Evictions Well Below Pre-Pandemic Levels In 2022 Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Legal Aid Pushes Back on Governor Hochul’s State of the State
Last Updated: 20 January 2023
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