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
NYT: New York Takes a Harder Line on Migrants’ Right to Shelter Associated Press: NYC further tightens time limit for migrants to move out of shelters NY1: Mayor Eric Adams limits migrants at shelters to 30 days NYDN: NYC migrants ponder their futures as under new 30-day deadline NY1: Thousands of migrants told to vacate shelters as 60-day limit arrives Politico: Adams, Hochul agree on this one ABC7: New York City limits shelter stay to 30-days for adult migrants Crain’s: Adams shortens migrant shelter stays to 30 NYDN: NYC shelter mandate not built for current migrant situation NYDN: Adams admin to appeal order blocking NYC from sheltering migrants at shuttered SI school ABC News: New York’s right-to-shelter policy faces scrutiny amid migrant crisis NYP: Judge orders NYC to stop using school to house migrants SI Advance: Judge orders migrants to vacate St. John Villa shelter, but appeal likely Daily Mail: Price of being a sanctuary city: NYC is preparing to spend an extra $1B on hotels ALONE NYT: Judge Blocks Migrants From Former School, Questioning Shelter Guarantee Gothamist: Judge recuses herself as NYC seeks to suspend right to shelter amid migrant crisis ABC7: Adams moves to exclude migrants from New York City’s ‘right to shelter’ law City & State: NYC is revising its request to modify the right to shelter for migrants NYDN: Judge on right-to-shelter case recuses herself as Adams plans to modify request City Limits: Adams Admin Not Backing Down From Fight to Limit Shelter Rights Politico: City moves to seek relief from right-to-shelter mandate Gothamist: City Hall plans to appeal decision to vacate Staten Island shelter NY1: City continues push to change right to shelter law Univision 41: Defiende en corte la medida de limitar la estadía de inmigrantes en refugios City Limits: NYC Has Quietly Placed Immigrant Families with Children in Hotels Under 28-Day Stays AMNY: Adams admin asks court to revise its request to suspend right-to-shelter law FOX5: NYC migrant crisis: Legal battle over right-to-shelter law continues NBC4: ‘Status quo is not working:’ Adams keeps pushing to change NYC right to shelter rules Hell Gate: Adams Administration Again Asks to Wriggle Out of Right-to-Shelter Duties City Limits: City Officials Grilled on Staffing Needs Amid Public Benefit Processing ‘Crisis’ Politico: Adams: NYC policy to shelter the homeless shouldn’t cover migrant influx Time: New York City Migrants Worry as Deadlines Approach to Leave Shelters Univision 41: Ciudad en corte la medida de limitar la estadía de inmigrantes en refugios
LAS decries NYPD payouts, problematic surveillance technology rollout
NYDN: Report reveals NYPD’s most-sued cops, officers with highest legal settlements Gothamist: Over a decade, 10 NYPD officers accounted for $68M in police misconduct payouts Patch: These NYPD Cops Faced Most Lawsuits, Biggest Payouts: Advocates The Intercept: NYPD “Transparency” Site Leaves Out Misconduct Lawsuits Settled For Millions Gothamist: The NYPD is deploying a 420-pound robocop to roam subway station NY Times: 400-Pound N.Y.P.D. Robot Gets Tryout in Times Square Subway Station NYDN: Adams rolls out wheeled robo-cop at Times Sq. for new NYPD pilot program Queens Daily Eagle: Bots and robbers: Mayor unveils new subway-patrolling NYPD robot
More LAS in the news BBC: The videos helping people get lighter sentences Politico: Supreme Court to decide whether to hear rent law challenge The Center Square: Hochul urged to sign LLC transparency bill Gothamist: NYC Council says mayor’s office has done an ‘inadequate job’ on food stamps
Last Updated: 29 September 2023
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