Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 05.12.23

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 Decries executive order suspending Right to Shelter law as more migrants arrive in NYC

The City: City Braces for New Wave of Asylum Seekers as Title 42 Expires
Gothamist: NYC to seek exceptions to decades-old right-to-shelter law as migrant crisis worsens
NYDN: Mayor signs order suspending NYC right-to-shelter rules ahead of expected migrant surge
NYT: Adams Weakens Right-to-Shelter Rules, Anticipating Migrant Surge
Daily Mail: NYC Mayor Eric Adams plans an executive order to BYPASS parts of decades-old law
NYP: Mayor signs executive order loosening NYC shelter requirements as migrant crisis rages
Bloomberg News: New York City Suspends Shelter Rules as Migrant Numbers Surge
ABC7: Influx of migrants expected in New York City as Title 42 expires tonight
NBC4: Adams Relaxes NYC Right-to-Shelter Rules In Effort to House Migrants
NYDN: Migrant children housed in old NYPD academy gym in apparent shelter rule violation
NYP: Migrant kids mixed with single men in NYC shelter sparks safety concerns
City & State: Following the asylum-seeker odyssey: a timeline
Patch: NYC Blasts ‘Racist Rhetoric’ From Rockland Leader In Migrant Plan Spat
Bloomberg: NYC Spends $8 Million a Day to House Migrants
CBS2: “Tidal wave” of asylum seekers could head to New York City when Title 42 expires
NY1: NYPD facility housing migrants faces backlash
DocumentedNY: Biden Closes the Border as the City Organizes to Welcome New Migrants
Axios: NYC weakens right-to-shelter rules ahead of expected surge in migrant arrivals
Patch: Adams Suspends Right-To-Shelter Rules Amid Migrant Surge, To Outrage
AMNY: Mayor faces backlash after signing executive order halting parts of right-to-shelter
PIX11: Mayor Eric Adams suspends NYC right-to-shelter ahead of possible migrant wave
The Independent: Adams weakens shelter mandate as NYC anticipates more migrant arrivals
Gothamist: How Mayor Adams was able to bypass NYC’s decades-old right-to-shelter rules
AP: Facing influx of asylum-seekers, New York City says it has reached its limit on migrants
NBC4: NYC Mayor Rails Against Rockland Co. Official Amid Migrant Crisis
The City: Floyd Bennett Field Says Mayor Has Not Reached Out About His Migrant Housing Plans
City & State: Adams’ order suspending some right-to-shelter protections called premature, illegal
1010WINS: Mayor Adams rolls back decades-old Right to Shelter law in response to migrant arrivals
City Limits: Mayor Suspends Some ‘Right to Shelter’ Rules in Scramble to House Asylum Seekers

More LAS in the news

Queens Daily Eagle: BPs call on city to fully fund Right to Counsel
Capitol Pressroom: Expanding dental benefits for Medicaid recipients
Gothamist: NYC to offer asylum seekers rooms in Rockland, Orange counties, angering some locals
Law360: After 29 Years, ‘The Poster Child For Clemency’ Comes Home
CBS2: Tents, tiny homes in Central Park could house asylum seekers, internal document suggests
NYDN: Internal NYPD documents shed new light on how top chief Jeffrey Maddrey kept his job
The Real Deal: Hoboken grapples with potential rent increases
NYT: New York’s Smallest Businesses Face Some of Its Biggest Rent Increases
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: NYC Defenders Decry Unlawful Record of Attorney-Client Jail Calls
NEWS12: Legal Aid Society, housing advocates calling for more counsel funding
Bisnow: Landlords Ask Supreme Court To Rule Rent Stabilization Unconstitutional
Niagara Gazette: Progressives push to enhance eviction protections
Gothamist: NYC’s largest supportive housing provider sues tenants to collect $1.1M in unpaid rent