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 right to shelter as City faces influx of new arrivals
Gothamist: Hundreds of migrants are arriving daily at NYC airports NYDN: Fewer migrants than expected arriving this weekend at NYC bus terminal PIX11: Legal Aid Society attorney explains rights of asylum seekers in NYC NYDN: Migrant kids still housed at NYPD gym in Manhattan days after outcry Gothamist: How Mayor Adams was able to bypass NYC’s decades-old right-to-shelter rules Hell Gate: Adams Curtails the Rights of Homeless New Yorkers Inside City Hall: Expert talks about city’s ‘right-to-shelter’ law NYDN: NYC plans to house migrants at Coney Island public school Politico: Adams Suspends Right to Shelter Rules The City: Seven School Gyms Are Housing Migrants or Could Soon. Gothamist: Mayor suspends NYC review process for building shelters as more migrants arrive Crain’s: Adams administration suspends homeless shelter review process amid migrant surge El Diaro: Cuestionan orden de la Alcaldía sobre cambios para dar albergue a nuevos inmigrantes NYDN: Mayor suspends NYC land review process for new homeless shelters City & State: New York City is desperate to find more space to house asylum seekers CBS2: Mayor says as many as 20 public school gyms may be needed to house asylum seekers AP: New York City turns to school gyms to house new migrants, prompting uproar FOX5: Williamsburg protests continue over migrant housing: ‘We want our gym back’ NYDN: NYC seriously considering housing migrants in troubled now-shuttered jail on Rikers Island Amsterdam News: Past the Breaking Point: Asylum seeker crisis in NYC NYDN: Volunteers say NYC cutting them out of aiding migrants
More LAS in the news
NYLJ: The Legal Aid Society Raises Over $3M at Annual Servant of Justice Awards Gothamist: NYC officials won’t confirm if more raises are on the way for public defenders Newsday: Police misconduct lawsuits have cost LI taxpayers $165 million since 2000 Hell Gate: Why Are NYC Democrats Endorsing This Landlord-Backed Bill? CBS2: Charges in subway stabbing dismissed after grand jury says man was acting in self-defense NYP: NYC subway stabber acted in self-defense in case similar to chokehold death NYDN: Charges dropped against man who stabbed teen stranger to death NYDN: Staten Island grand jury declines attempted-murder charge against 14-year-old boy PIX11: Grand jury drops charges against man accused of stabbing 18-year-old Patch: Charges Dropped In Fatal Teen Stabbing On Park Slope Subway: Report The Guardian: Man sues Giuliani for false arrest after ‘pat’ on back led to assault charge The Imprint: NY Attorneys and Human Service Workers Get Pay Increase in $229 Billion Budget The Daily Beast: Man Arrested for Assaulting Rudy Giuliani Sues Him for Lying About It Crain’s: Mayor’s anti-shoplifting plan would let shops gather ‘intelligence’ on suspected thieves Hell Gate: The NYPD Took This Dog Into Custody Because His Owner Filmed the Police Queens Daily Eagle: DOC to slash outside programming for detainees NYDN: Punishments for NYPD misconduct could be less severe under proposed revisions
Last Updated: 19 May 2023
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