Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 05.26.23

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 Vows to defend NYC Right to Shelter protections

NYT: New York City Asks for Relief From Its Right-to-Shelter Mandate
CBS2: Mayor Eric Adams petitions judge to suspend NYC’s right-to-shelter policy
Politico: Adams seeks relief from right-to-shelter
Patch: Mayor Asks To Suspend NYC’s Right-To-Shelter Amid Asylum Seeker Surge
Hell Gate: Eric Adams Is Looking to Succeed Where Giuliani and Bloomberg Failed
NY Mag: Adams Wants to Suspend Right-to-Shelter Law Due to Asylum Seekers
SI Advance: NYC takes legal action against ‘right to shelter’ as migrant crisis grows
NYDN: Mayor Adams taking heat for trying to water down NYC right-to-shelter law
The City: Adams Races to Open Seventh Migrant Center as It Challenges Right to Shelter
Gothamist: Mayor Adams wants to limit NYC’s ‘right to shelter.’ What does that mean?
NYDN: NYC Mayor Adams’ administration welcomed legal ‘clarity’ on right to shelter law
Crain’s: Adams asks court to limit right-to-shelter mandate, citing migrant crisis
NYDN: NYC Mayor Eric Adams pushes courts to narrow the state’s right to shelter
AP: Citing migrant influx, New York mayor asks court to suspend long-standing ‘right to shelter’
AMNY: Adams presses judge to exempt city from right-to-shelter when it ‘lacks the resources’
Gothamist: Mayor Adams begins court proceeding to suspend NYC’s landmark right-to-shelter rules
NBC4: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Asks Court to Suspend Long-Standing ‘Right to Shelter’ Policy
CBS2: Mayor Adams looks to suspend NYC’s right to shelter laws
FOX5: Mayor Adams asking for ‘right to shelter’ pause
Gothamist: City Hall stopped sharing migrant counts a week before Adams reported an influx
SI Advance: NYC officials offer no clarity on migrant respite shelters
NEWS12: Mayor’s office calls on federal government for aid in migrant influx
PIX11: Legal Aid Society opposes Mayor Adams shelter plan
6SQFT: Citing influx of migrants, Adams looks to suspend NYC’s right to shelter rule
NYDN: In court fight preview, Legal Aid lawyer points at hole in NYC’s plan to lift right-to-shelter

More LAS in the News

Amsterdam News: Support the Legal Aid Society
Daily Mail: NYC Mayor Eric Adams calls for migrants to be sent to EVERY U.S. city
1010WINS: Erie County will not join surrounding counties in blocking housing for asylum seekers
Law360: Willkie, Freshfields Help Score NY Medicaid Dental Expansion
Business Insider: A guide to solving police brutality from the Minnesota AG
NY Mag: Does Eric Adams Still Think It’s Easy to Be Mayor?
NYDN: NYC not providing showers at migrant ‘respite centers,’ raising right-to-shelter concerns
Newsday: Effort to block migrants draws protest, no vote at Suffolk legislature
El Diario: Nueva York plantea que se amplíe el TPS para los migrantes recién llegados