Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 08.25.23

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 calls on all levels of government to work together on influx of new arrivals

The Economist: New York’s shelter system is being overwhelmed by migrants
NEWS10: Gov. Hochul addresses Asylum Seeker situation
Gothamist: Gov. Hochul turns up heat on President Biden over migrant crisis
NY1: Attorney who created the right-to-shelter pushes back on Hochul
Newsday: NYC’s shelter mandate at heart of question of what to do with migrant surge
FOX5: NYC and state clash in court over migrant crisis
ABC7: Extra Time: Brooklyn deadly hammer attack; charges in Queens missing child case
NY1: City calls for use of more state sites for housing migrants
City Limits: State Grants Reduced Shelter Standards For Adult Migrants ‘When Necessary’
AMNY: Legal Aid says city, state collaboration on migrants improved
NY1: City calls for use of more state sites for housing migrants
NYDN: Hochul admin held off opening of NYC migrant shelter
NEWS10: Right to shelter lawsuit back in court
Politico NY: Hochul allots additional $20M to help migrants gain asylum
Politico: Adams declines to take position on statewide ‘right to shelter’
NYDN: Hochul commits $20M more in NYS aide to tens of thousands of migrants
NY1: N.Y. gets proposed lease to use Floyd Bennett Field for migrant center
AMNY: Feds give state, city greenlight to use Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field
WAER: Biden administration agrees to house asylum seekers in Brooklyn
Gothamist: White House approves migrant shelter at Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field
CBS2: Asylum seekers to be housed at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, Gov. Hochul says
NBC4: Feds approve migrant shelter at Floyd Bennett Field as other new sites fill up
Gothamist: Adams, Hochul both want sites for housing NYC’s migrants. Just not the same ones.
New Yorker: The Spectre of Andrew Cuomo Continues to Haunt New York
PIX11: Adams wants permission from the feds to house migrants in correctional center
The Center Square: Federal government approves plan to house migrants at former airfield
BK Reader: Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn to Host a Migrant Shelter, Gov. Hochul Says
NY1: Creedmoor migrant shelter nears capacity amid community pushback
Queens Daily Eagle: Feds sign off on plan to bring migrant shelter to Floyd Bennett Field

More LAS in the news

NYLJ: Tina Luongo Named New ABA Criminal Justice Section Chair
The City: Home Health Aides Sue Over Dropped Wage Theft Investigation
NYT: 3 Men Exonerated in New York, 30 Years After False Confessions
City & State: Advocates rally for ‘How Many Stops’ act
NPR: Rikers Island may no longer be under City Hall control
El Diario: Exigen plan para excarcelar a reclusos de Rikers Island
ProPublica: New York Workers Are Waiting on $79 Million in Back Wages
USA Today: As rents and evictions rise, more cities and states debate rent control
NYLJ: Advocates Urge Signing of Bill to Warn Documented Persons of Deportation Risk
City Limits: Orgs That Help Tenants Sue Landlords Fear ‘Tone Deaf’ City Contract Changes
El Diario: Exigen luz verde a ley que busca transparencia en paradas policiales