Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 08.04.23

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 condemns City over migrants forced to sleep on local streets

NYT: Migrants Will Sleep Outdoors Because ‘There Is No More Room,’ Adams Says
NPR: NYC’s Mayor Eric Adams proposes suspending shelter right amid migrant crisis
NYT Today: Armories, Hotels, Offices: Where New York Could House Migrants
NBC4: Central Park among NYC areas considered to house migrants
Curbed: We Can’t Sleep Because of the Worry
CBS2: Mayor Adams visits asylum seekers as New York City’s crisis continues
Bloomberg: NYC Migrant Crisis Hits Breaking Point in Midtown Manhattan
City Limits: Asylum Seekers Bed Down Outdoors as Shelter System Buckles
Daily Mail: NYC Mayor Eric Adams SKIPS migrant crisis briefing 
Associated Press: Advocates accuse NYC of using migrants as ‘props’ in bid for federal money
NYDN: Migrants sleeping on the streets with NYC shelter system breaking down; lawsuit threatened
NYP: Sobering video shows migrants sleeping on cardboard outside iconic NYC hotel
AMNY: Legal Aid threatens to sue city after migrants left to sleep outside over the weekend
The City: NYC’s Right to Shelter Implodes as Mayor Adams Warns ‘It’s Not Going to Get Any Better’
ABC7: Calls for federal action as asylum seekers wait in line outside Roosevelt Hotel
Gothamist: Awaiting help from city, 150 migrants sleep outside Manhattan’s Roosevelt Hotel
NY1: With Roosevelt Hotel at capacity, dozens of migrants sleep outside
NYT: Migrants Languish in Midtown, the Face of a Shelter System on the Brink
CBS2: Legal Aid Society blasts Gov. Kathy Hochul over asylum seeker crisis
CBS2: Legal Aid attorneys taking aim at Gov. Kathy Hochul as asylum seeker crisis continues
Queens Daily Eagle: Local pols demand President Biden aid city during migrant crisis
NYP: Mayor Eric Adams has messed up the migrant crisis in NYC
News Nation: Migrants Sleep Outside NYC’s Roosevelt Hotel as Shelter Maxed
NYDN: Mayor mulls housing migrants on Randalls Island as NYC shelter system collapses
NY1 Noticias: Decenas de migrantes esperan -y duermen- en las afueras de hotel en Manhattan
NYT: What Happens When New York’s Shelters Run Out of Room?
West Side Rag: Asylum-Seekers Fear City’s Changing Attitudes and Policies
Daily Mail: NYC’s Roosevelt Hotel is CLEARED of migrants who have been sleeping on the streets
The Messenger News: Migrants Arriving in NYC Every Day as Mayor Says Crisis Unlikely to End
ABC7: Line of asylum seekers moved from outside Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown
NBC4: Hundreds of migrants seen sleeping outside midtown hotel now gone — but to where?
Politico: Quote of the Day

LAS wins restraining order against predatory Bronx landlord

NYDN: Lawsuit accuses landlord of preying on New Yorkers desperate for housing
Pix11: NYC landlord used threats and locked tenants out of their homes: lawsuit
The Real Deal: Former “worst landlord” Ved Parkash faces another lawsuit

LAS secures ruling to end delays to SNAP, cash assistance  benefits

NYDN: Court rules Adams’ admin must fix delays in getting food stamps, cash assistance
PIX11: NYC must speed up food stamp application processing amid backlog, judge rules

More LAS in the news

Univision: ‘Legal Aid Society’ explica los procesos de inmigración para ayudar a los recién llegados
Queens Daily Eagle: State court leaders scrap court simplification plan
Brick Underground: How to get an apartment in NYC if you’re using Section 8 or CityFHEPS
The City: Manhattan DA Selects 10 Grassroots Groups For Grants to Fight Gun Violence
City & State: What needs to change at Rikers? Everything.
NYP: NYC’s ‘ill-conceived’ plan to limit migrants to 60-day shelter off to disorganized start
AMNY: Mayor says there’s ‘no guarantee’ of new shelter placements for migrants under new limit
The Brian Lehrer Show: Comptroller Lander Talks Shelter Capacity, Rikers and More
PoliticsNY: Detainee Curtis Davis found dead on Rikers Island; seventh death this year
Bloomberg: Migrants in NYC Say They’ve Been Turned Away, Despite Shelter Mandate
NY1’s Off Topic On Politics: Mayor Adams Announces 60-Day Shelter Limits
El Diario: Ampliación de acceso a vales de renta CityFHEPS da esperanzas
El Diario: Gobernadora Hochul presenta plan para abordar crisis
Daily Mail: NYC Mayor Eric Adams is heckled by protester over homelessness
Queens Daily Eagle: Rikers detainee becomes seventh person to die in DOC custody this year
NYDN: Advocates demand Schumer do more to end crack cocaine sentencing disparity
Law360: NYC Fights High Court Review Of Rent Stabilization Law
Gothamist: Some migrants in NYC being shuffled upstate after being told there’s no room here
City Limits: Sweltering Summer Weather Stirs Familiar Concerns Over Heat in NYC Jails
The City: ‘No Space for Us’: Migrants Turned Away as City Swelters
FOX5: City scrambles to find temporary shelter for migrants as arrivals continue
Gothamist: Migrants in NYC sleep in buses on street as intake center runs out of space
NYLJ: NY Attorney General Files to Join Appeal by Debtor Who Says She Is Victim of ‘Sewer Service’