Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 08.12.22

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom 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 calls for increased capacity, support for all as demand for shelters surges

NY Post: NYC social service head withheld info from Adams over homeless shelter trouble: sources
City Limits: NYC Now Leasing 11 Hotels for Families as Homeless Population Rises
NBC4: Amid Shelter Crisis, NYC Agency Fires Official Who Pushed Back on ‘Lies’: Source
NBC4:Legal Aid Demands Immediate Probe of ‘Stunning’ Report on NYC Shelter Cover-Up
Politico NY: New York’s shelter crisis problems started long before asylum seekers
City & State: Proposed Midtown shelter for asylum-seekers raises concerns about safety, size
Pix 11: Lack of communication hurts migrants, NYC response effort: lawyer
City Limits: NYC Homeless Shelter System Awaits Some Immigrants Bused From Texas
People Magazine: N.Y.C. Mayor Condemns Texas Gov. Abbott for Busing Migrants to His City
Crain’s: Adams officials call migrant situation at city shelters an emergency
Bronx News 12: Demand increases for more shelters as buses of migrants arrive from TexasCity & State: Migrant families are being separated when entering NYC shelter system: AdvocatesGothamist: Mayor Adams’ claims on asylum seekers in New York face skepticismFox 5: NYC to open shelters for migrants arriving from Texas
ABC7: NYC Council to hold special hearing amid influx of asylum seekers sent from Texas
W42ST: Asylum Seekers Arrive at Port Authority: Advocates Demand Action from Adams
Fox 5: NYC Mayor Adams slams Texas governor over busing of migrants
Politico: Adams blasts Texas gov for busing migrants to NYC
ABC7: Texas Governor Greg Abbott threatens to bus more migrants to New York City for shelter
Daily Mail: Pentagon DENIES DC mayor’s request for National Guard to help with illegal migrants
City & State: Texas Gov. escalates feud with Adams by ‘shamelessly’ sending migrant buses to NYC
Patch: Texas Governor Sends Busload Of Migrants To NYC Amid Spat With Adams
NYDN: Migrants from Texas border arrive at NYC’s Port Authority Bus Terminal
Bloomberg: NYC Mayor Slams Texas Governor for Busing Migrants in Test of Sanctuary Cities
Fox5: Texas sends bus full of migrants to NYC
Daily Mail: First Texas bus of 50 mostly male illegal migrants arrives in NYC
1010 Wins: Texas begins busing migrants directly to NYC as Adams-Abbott feud intensifies
NBC New York: Texas Will Bus Migrants Straight to New York City, Escalating Crisis
Gothamist: Adams asks for federal resources after Texas migrant bus arrives
CBS2: Mayor Adams furious after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent dozens of migrants to New York City

More LAS in the news

Gothamist: City ordered to pay Rikers detainees who were denied medical appointments
NY Post: NYC DOC has to pay $200K to detainees who missed medical visits: judge
Politics NY: Mayor rolls out plan to tackle youth homelessness backed by $15M federal grant
Staten Island Advance: NYC has new plan to address youth homelessness using federal dollars
Daily Kos: Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Bowman question DHS on secretive ICE transfers
Pix11: NYC ordered to pay fine to detainees who were denied medical appointments
Fox5: NYC mayor ducks questions about firing of social services official
NYLJ: Legal Aid Names New Attorney-in-Chief for Its Queens Neighborhood Office
CBS News: 6,500 Afghans evacuated to UAE still stuck in limbo awaiting U.S. resettlement
NY Carib News: NYC Paid Out $68 Million For Police Misconduct
The City: Medical Runaround Keeps Man Locked in State Prison Two Years After Being Paroled
NYLJ: Debate Intensifies Over Adding ‘Dangerousness’ Provision to Bail Reform
Brooklyn Paper: City has paid $67M in police misconduct settlements in 2022
West Side Rage: New York City’s Unauthorized DNA Database
The Crime Report: Is New York City Secretly Collecting DNA on Innocent Residents and Children?