Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 09.30.22

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 demands details on City’s plan to provide shelter to migrants

NYDN: Mayor Adams admits Bronx migrant tent camp may violate NYC right-to-shelter rules
City & State: Advocates clarify the right to shelter stands in NYC
City & State: New York lawmakers want your right to an attorney to cover immigration too
Politics NY: Adams appears to say ‘right to shelter’ doesn’t apply to over 13,000 migrants in NYC
Patch: Mayor Offers Many Promises, Few Details Over NYC Migrant Tent Camp
Gothamist: Mayor defends plan to build asylum seeker tent shelter in the Bronx
Patch: NYC Migrant Tents Might Violate Right-To-Shelter Rule, Mayor Says
Politico: Tent centers give Adams more time to meet homeless shelter requirements
Politico: Adams buys time with tent camps
The Guardian: New York criticized for building migrant tents in flood-prone lot
Associated Press: As shelters fill, NYC weighs tents to house migrants
FOX5: As shelters fill, NYC’s migrant housing draws controversy
Queens Daily Eagle: NYC officials visit Queens shelter where asylum seeker died
Newsday: Eric Adams: NYC to house asylum-seeking migrants in tents
City & State: NYC has planned tent shelter for migrants to be built in a Bronx flood zone
Bronx News 12: NYC officials declare Orchard Beach tents to be pitched for 1,000 asylum seekers
Hell Gate: How Eric Adams Made the Crisis of Sheltering Asylum Seekers Worse
FOX5: Work begins on migrant center in the Bronx
The Jewish Voice: As Shelters Fill, NYC Weighs Tents to House Illegal Aliens
Fox News: 4 migrant buses arrive in NYC as Mayor Adams’ tent city construction begins
Curbed: Robert Hayes of Callahan v. Carry on Adams, Right to Shelter
Bloomberg: Does NYC Shelter Law Apply to New Migrants? Mayor Adams Suggests Maybe Not

LAS demands answers after the deaths of two more incarcerated clients

NYT: Jails Boss Pushed for Dying Man’s Release to Limit Rikers Death Count
AMNY: Mayor Adams and DOC condemned by Legal Aid Society for two recent jail deaths
1010WINS: DOC commissioner sought dying man’s release to avoid publicizing more Rikers deaths
Patch: Solitary Confinement Ban Goes Before NYC Council As Rikers Deaths Rise
Queens Daily Eagle: Rikers detainee dies shortly after being granted compassionate release

More LAS in the news

NYLJ: NYC Legal Aid Names New Chief for Citywide Housing Practice
NYDN: OpEd: What the survivors of sex trafficking deserve
Jurist: New York bail reform law effective, not linked to rise in crime, data shows
Patch: Bank-Breaking Rents Broke Records Last Month In NYC: Study
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn’s rent price increased 23.6 percent compared to August ‘21
AMNY: Willowbrook Mile ceremony celebrates progress, pushes for greater disabled awareness
The City: Rikers Could Soon Have a Receiver — How Have Takeovers Worked in Other U.S. Jails?