Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 09.01.23

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

NYT: Biden Administration Questions New York’s Handling of Migrant Crisis
Politico: Adams wants more migrants out of New York City. Why Hochul is resisting.
CBS2: 60-day deadline looming for some asylum seekers living in NYC-provided shelters
Gothamist: White House outlines how NY government can improve response to migrant crisis
NYDN: We must keep N.Y.’s right to shelter
The Atlantic: New York is Full
WSJ: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Is Under Fire for NYC’s Migrant Crisis
Times Union: Asylum cases lag as migrants lack required caseworks
Bloomberg: As NYC Migrant Crisis Grows, Leaders Keep Passing the Buck
WXXI: Hochul, facing low poll numbers, tries new tactic to address the state’s migrant crisis
Time: Without Work Opportunities, Migrants in NYC Stuck in Overcrowded Temporary Housing
The City: Uncertainty for Migrants as 60-Day Deadline to Leave Shelters Looms
Gothamist: Gov. Hochul turns up heat on President Biden over migrant crisis
NYS Focus: Despite Emergency, NY Has Resettled Zero Migrant Families Through Flagship Program
FOX5: NYC migrant crisis: ‘All 3 levels of government have a responsibility here’
Capitol Pressroom: Hochul rejects existence of statewide shelter requirement
Bloomberg: Biden Offers Airports in Atlantic City, on Canadian Border to House NYC Migrants
The City: Uncertainty for Migrants as 60-Day Deadline to Leave Shelters Looms
AMNY: 60-day shelter limit for asylum seekers to take effect next month: Deputy Mayor

More LAS in the news

The City: Home Health Aides Sue State Labor Department Over Dropped Wage Theft Investigation
BK Reader: Legal Aid Urges NY’ers to go Here For Stolen Food Benefit
Gothamist: 3 men exonerated in Queens murder, kidnapping cases
Patch: 27 West Village Households Evicted Amid Post-Moratorium Spike: Data
NYDN: Millions in state rental cash for NYC remains unspent since 2020, outraging advocates
Politico: Home health aides accuse Labor Department of wrongly closing wage-theft investigation
DocumentedNY: ICE is Violating Immigrants’ Rights to Due Process, Legal Advocates State
Queens Daily Eagle: Mayor calls for Rikers closure as his administration fails to follow current plan
NY1: Home aid workers demand state reopen investigation into wage theft
Spectrum News: Final COVID-19 pandemic tenant pro­tec­tions expire