Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 05.19.23

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 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