Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 11.03.23

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 communitiess 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 welcomes mediation on Right to Shelter, decries plans to move children to Floyd Bennett

Politico: Floyd Bennett Fuhgettaboutit
News12 Bronx: Mayor Eric Adams DC meeting to discuss asylum seeker crisis to be rescheduled
Non-Profit Quarterly: NYC’s “Right to Shelter” Under Threat Amid Migrant Influx
The Messenger: Mayor Skips Out on Migrant Meetings As FBI Raids His Chief Fundraiser’s Home
City Limits: Immigrants Face New Reality as Shelter Stays Expire
NYDN: After tour, advocates beg NYC to ditch plan to house migrant kids at Floyd Bennett Field
WBGO: Migrants arrive at controversial tent shelter
CBS2: Legal Aid Society slams Floyd Bennett Field asylum seeker shelter as “not safe”
NBC4: Concerns Over Floyd Bennett Field
CBS2: NYC Mayor Eric Adams joins other mayors in Washington to discuss asylum seeker crisis
NYT: Migrants Search for Beds as New York Quietly Stops Offering Them to All
NYDN Editorial: A bed for the night: On migrant placements, creative solutions necessary
AMNY: NYC on track to spend over $12 billion on asylum seeker programs, state comptroller says
The Messenger: New York Giving Migrants Free One-Way Plane Tickets to Anywhere Else
NYDN: Team Adams gives tour of Floyd Bennett migrant shelter in radically different setup
NYDN: Migrants offered tickets out, indefinite wait for housing as crisis crashes shelter system
The City: The FDNY Keeps Shutting Down Migrant Shelters
Queens Daily Eagle: Queens pols call on gov to back Right to Shelter rules
WCBS: Floyd Bennett Field tent shelter ready to go, as city offers 1-way tickets out
NYDN: Adams says he’s ‘not trying to be harmful’ in focusing on getting migrants to leave NYC

More LAS in the news

NYLJ: LAS Honors Willkie Attorney Who Led Fight to Expand Medicaid Coverage For Dental Care
Law360: Legal Aid Atty To Lead Criminal-Side Policy, Litigation Work
Politico: Charges dropped against guard alleged to have accosted mayoral aide
The Imprint: New York Expands Financial Support to More Relative Caregivers
NYT: Security Guard Cleared of Assaulting Top Adviser to Mayor Adams
NYDN: DA drops charges against migrant shelter guard in confrontation with Adams adviser
The City: Manhattan DA Drops Charges Against Guard Arrested After Tussle with Adams Advisor
Politico: NYPD spent $2.7B on technology. A court ruled for it to release the details.
Slate: SCOTUS Considers How Easy It Should Be for Police to Steal People’s Property
The City: Department of Ignored: Agencies Refuse to Heed Hundreds of DOI Recommendations
Queens Daily Eagle: Gov Signs Notary Bill Into Law
The City: For Third Time, NYPD Bows Out of Council Hearing on High-Tech Surveillance