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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
Last Updated: 12 May 2023
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