Which counties are closing their doors to asylum-seekers?

More than 30 counties around the state have taken steps to block New York City from sending migrants to local hotels and shelters.


After meeting with Biden, Hochul touts TPS as a win

The governor initially distanced herself from the issue of asylum-seekers in New York City, but she’s taking credit for getting the feds to act.


Hochul doesn’t talk state work permits with Biden

But state Senate lawyers are currently analyzing new legislation that would supersede the federal government

New York City

Republicans parrot Eric Adams at Homeland Security Committee hearing on migrants

The GOP used Adams’ comments that the issue would “destroy the city,” to argue the border should be closed. Adams hasn’t called for closing the border.


New York looks at options for state work authorization for asylum-seekers

Lawmakers including Catalina Cruz and Jenifer Rajkumar have introduced bills. Gov. Kathy Hochul said she’s considering “possible language.”

Heard Around Town

Lawmakers hold rally in support of Adams response to asylum-seekers

The elected officials pushed back on critiques that the mayor is anti-immigrant.

News & Politics

Can the comptroller really block the city's DocGo contract? (No.)

Former New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer saw the authority to register contracts as a first line of defense against financial impropriety and corruption.

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: Name-calling over the asylum-seeker crisis is the real ‘buffoonery’

This is no time for New York City Mayor Eric Adams and his former mayoral challenger Curtis Sliwa to get personal over the influx of migrants.

Heard Around Town

Venezuela, Ecuador and Colombia are top countries of origin for NYC asylum-seekers

More than a third of the 107,000 people who have arrived since last spring are Venezuelan, according to city data.


Brooklyn Democrats appear alongside Curtis Sliwa at rally against migrant shelter

State Sen. Roxanne Persaud warned the proposed shelter could expose asylum-seekers to unsafe conditions, while Sliwa railed against “illegal aliens.”

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Opinion: The right to shelter makes New York stronger

Undermining the right to shelter in order to avoid housing asylum-seekers would be a betrayal of our city’s values and leave us all worse off.


On the heels of negative polling, Hochul makes formal call to Biden for work authorization for asylum-seekers

Earlier this week, Siena College found that 82% of New Yorkers believe the influx of migrants is a “serious problem.” Hochul said she’d ramp up efforts to connect migrants to jobs as soon as the federal government acts.


Adams administration denies rift with state over asylum crisis

A letter from the state this week alleged a “lack of coordination” from the city in some aspects of its handling of the migrant influx.


Could New York City’s right to shelter apply statewide?

Some advocates and elected officials argue that the state constitution requires all localities, not just New York City, to provide shelter to anyone who needs it.


‘Why are they not working with us?’: advocates decry language barriers for African migrants

Many asylum-seekers from African countries have arrived in New York City in recent months, and advocates worry that the city isn’t addressing language barrier issues for non-Spanish-speaking migrants.


Amid heat wave, at least one shelter for asylum-seekers lacks air conditioning

NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol said the city limits the age of residents of a Harlem shelter that doesn’t have air conditioning.