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LAS in the News 01.20.23

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