Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 09.22.23

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 support new arrivals 

Washington Post: A migrant crisis is straining New York, Dividing democrats. Here’s why.
Politico: NYC shelters set to dump thousands of migrants to discourage new arrivals
NYT: House Democrats Visit a Migrant Hotel as Political Tensions Erupt
The City: City Hall About to Put Migrants in Shelters on Shorter Clocks
NYDN: NYC to limit shelter stays for some adult migrants to 30 days
DocumentedNY: Officials Reject Mayor Adams’ $10B Cuts to Budget as Part of Migrant Solution
Amsterdam News: Care, not cuts: City divided over mayor’s planned 15% budget cuts
Gothamist: Adams official says NYC will ask judge to suspend right-to-shelter rules for migrants

More LAS in the news

NYLJ: NY Chief Judge Challenges In-House Lawyers to Act on the Unmet Needs of Civil Litigants
Documented NY: Where New York Immigrants Can Get Support After Sexual Assault
City Limits: NYC Failing to Process Most Food Stamp, Cash Benefit Applications on Time
SI Advance: Some have called for more gun buybacks. Would that have helped arsenal defendant?
Patch: NYC Food Stamps Bungling Left Thousands Of Families Hungry: Advocates
The City: Eight Rikers Detainees Slashed While Shacked to ‘Restraint Desks’
The Independent: Wrongly arrested because of facial recognition
Gothamist: NYC rate of processing food stamp, CA applications hits record lows
Grub Street: The Spanker of Shelter Island
Law360: Video Hearings Raise Concerns For Criminal Defendants
The Imprint: Class Action Lawsuit By New York City Foster Youth Allowed To Proceed