Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 9.27.19

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 files to keep ICE out of court

NYLJ: NY and Legal Aid Lawyers File Lawsuit Against ICE Over Immigrant Arrests at Courthouses
The City: New York Sues ICE to Stop Arrests of Immigrants at Courts
POLITICO: Attorney General Tish James sues ICE over courthouse arrests
The Journal: NYS AG’s lawsuit challenges ICE, Trump’s initiative to arrest noncitizens in courthouses
Newsweek: New York Sues ICE to Stop Arrests Near Courthouses
WCBS Radio: Lawsuits Target ICE Arrests Made In New York State Courts
AMNY: ICE’s courthouse arrests challenged by NY state, public defenders
DocumentedNY: Prosecutors and Public Defenders File Lawsuits to Halt ICE Courthouse Arrests
Times Union: New York AG, Brooklyn DA, legal groups sue ICE over courthouse arrests
El Diario: Demandan a ‘La Migra’ para frenar arrestos de inmigrantes en cortes de NY
Associated Press: Lawsuits Target ICE Arrests in New York State Courts
WSJ: New York Attorney General, Brooklyn District Attorney Sue ICE Over Courthouse Arrests
King’s County Politics: AG James, DA Gonzalez File Fed Suit To Stop ICE
NY1: Elected Officials Push for Restrictions on ICE Courthouse Arrest
Gothamist: ICE Sued Over Courthouse Arrests By NY Attorney General, Brooklyn DA And Advocates
Univision: Nueva York demanda a ICE por realizar arrestos en cortes del estado
Telemundo: Limitan acciones de ICE en las cortes de Nueva York
1010 Wins: AG, Brooklyn DA Suing ICE to stop Arrests in and Around Courthouses
QNS: Attorney General files lawsuit to keep ICE agents away from New York courthouses

Proposal would force homeless workers to participate in savings program

New York Daily News: Homeless savings plan is ‘paternalistic,’ New York pols and advocates say
Gothamist: Working Homeless Would Be Forced To Save Money Under Controversial NYC Proposal

More LAS in the News

THE CITY: Big Influx of 17-year-olds Poses Next “Raise the Age” Test
POLITICO: Judge allows tenant groups to join rent regulations suit
NYLJ: Access to Civil Legal Services Has Grown, But More Funding Could Help, Attorneys Say
City Lab: Challenges to ‘Public Charge’ Rule Mount as Migrants Prepare for Change
Patch: 6K NYCHA Residents Without Hot Water In Bed-Stuy, Records Show
AMNY: Rent regulation protections the target of tenant advocates’ letter to Cuomo
NYN Media: Advocates contest report on homeless shelters’ impact on property values
NY Daily News: NYC transit advocates oppose Gov. Cuomo plan to put 1,000 new cops in subways
SI Advance: ICE arrests more than 80 in 5 days in NYC; at least 2 arrested on S.I.
NY Daily News: NYC foster care kids among those still without school bus pick ups