Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 01.27.23

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 demands better housing solutions for migrants arriving in New York, affirms right to shelter

AMNY: Advocates blast Adams after he appears to say ‘right to shelter’ doesn’t apply to newcomers
Amsterdam News: Struggles to house newly arrived migrants continue
NY Post: Eric Adams, in shift, says NYC’s ‘right to shelter’ policy doesn’t apply to migrants
Crain’s New York: Council members knock Adams for statement on asylum seekers
NYDN: Mayor Adams claims right-to-shelter law does not apply to NYC asylum seekers
Gothamist: Mayor says city’s landmark right-to-shelter doesn’t apply to NYC asylum-seekers
NY1: Adams: ‘Right-to-shelter’ law doesn’t extend to migrants
Gothamist: NYC to open new migrant relief center at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
NYDN: Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will soon house NYC asylum seekers as numbers swell
NYT: New York City to Open Migrant Shelter at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Associated Press: NYC to use cruise ship terminal as asylum-seeker shelter
NBC4: Is NYC Violating Right to Shelter Law? Woman Sleeps in Car Due to ‘Inhumane’ Conditions
CBS2: Mayor Adams: New relief center for migrants will open at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
CNN: New York City to open a fifth relief center amid the continued influx of asylum seekers
Bloomberg: NYC to Open Huge Shelter for Asylum Seekers at Cruise Terminal
PIX11: Mayor Adams wants asylum-seekers at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, critics disagree!
NY1: City to open fifth center for migrants
BK Reader: Housing Advocates Criticize New, 1,000-Bed Migrant Shelter at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
ABC7: New York City to house migrants at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
AMNY: ‘This is a crisis’: Mayor Adams fires back at advocates over criticism of new migrant shelter
CBS2: Mayor’s plan to use Cruise Terminal as emergency shelter for asylum seekers faces backlash
NY Post: Eric Adams compares migrant surge to ‘natural disaster,’ rips feds again
City & State: Amid “crisis,” Adams defends cruise terminal migrant shelter
NYDN: NYC Mayor Adams derides critics of latest migrant relief center: ‘This is a crisis’
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: NYC to Build Emergency Relief Center in Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
El Diario: New York mayor calls for help from the White House and closure of the southern border

Whistleblowers warn of growing transphobia, homophobia in local jails

The City: Under Eric Adams, a Rikers Island Unit That Protected Trans Women Has Collapsed
NY Magazine: Trans, Scared, and Stuck in the Men’s Unit
Patch: Transphobia Is On Rise In Rikers Under New Jail Chief, Advocates Say
The Brian Lehrer Show: Rollbacks for Trans Inmates in NYC and NJ
El Diario: Denuncian retrocesos en políticas a favor de personas transgéneros en cárceles

More LAS in the news

WCBS Radio: NYC corrections dept. killed Rikers inmate with safety failures, poor medical care
Patch: These NYC Neighborhoods Had Most Evictions Since Ban Lifted: Data
NY1’s You Decide: Cea Weaver: How to solve New York’s housing crisis
NBC4: Abuse Victim Who Slept in Car Over NYC Shelter Issues Bails on System Entirely
Gothamist: Advocates want the NYPD to disband the unit that responds to protests
The Intercept: NYC Jails Want To Ban Physical Mail, Then Privatize Scanning Of Digital Versions
VICE: Why Did the NYPD Film People Leaving a Drake Concert?
The Real Deal: Basement apartment pilot fizzles, showing need for state action
Truthout: People With HIV Are Still Being Criminalized in 25 States
Bloomberg: Scammers Rip Off SNAP Benefits, Keeping Americans Hungry
The Guardian: New Yorker jailed during ‘war on drugs’ becomes cannabis pioneer
ABC7: Mayor Adams expected to focus on migrant crisis, ‘violent recidivists’ in address
NYDN: NYC failing to move Rikers detainees out of squalid temporary holding cells within 24 hours
Patch: DOC Still Keeps Inmates Languishing In Rikers Intake: Advocates
NYDN: Mayor vows free health care for homeless, crackdown on NYC’s ‘most wanted’ criminals
Gothamist: NYC mayor asks again for changes to criminal justice reform in State of the City address
NYDN: Mayor Adams vows to improve NYC ‘quality of life’ in light-on-details speech
1010WINS: Adams asserts asylum seekers aren’t included in NYC’s Right to Shelter law
ABC7: Mayor Adams outlines ‘Working People’s Agenda’ in State of the City
AMNY: State of the City | Mayor Adams outlines his ‘Working People’s Agenda’
El Diario: Alcalde Adams presenta agenda para fortalecer a NYC