Immigration

Criminal Justice

Hochul declines to criticize Alvin Bragg after release of migrants accused of police assault

The governor has said the migrants who allegedly attacked officers should be deported.

Immigration

'The whole world is literally looking at us:' How New York City is using the migrant crisis as a catalyst for change

Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom and Department of Social Services Commissioner Molly Wasow-Park detail the city’s shift away from the “right-to-shelter” mandate at the annual Upstream Symposium hosted by HELP USA.

Immigration

Gale Brewer calls for supporting asylum-seekers at City and State’s 50 over 50 celebration

The New York City Council member was among several Icon Award winners at the event honoring “age disruptors” at the Manhattan Penthouse.

Policy

As NYC cuts spending on migrants, Hochul backs a boost in state aid

A boost in tax revenue and support from Gov. Kathy Hochul takes some despair out of New York City’s budget projections.

Heard Around Town

Upcoming city, state budgets turn eyes to asylum-seeker dollars

Both Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams are releasing their respective budget proposals for the coming fiscal year Tuesday.

Immigration

State makes some progress with migrant resettlement program

After a slow start, about 100 families have moved into housing upstate.

Albany Agenda

Hochul ignores migrants in 2024 State of the State speech

Hochul said she would address the migrant issue during a budget speech next week but otherwise did not mention it.

Immigration

Can NYC make bus companies pay $700 million for transporting migrants?

New York City is targeting bus companies transporting migrants from Texas with a novel legal argument, but the path to legal victory is unclear.

Eric Adams

Adams threatens ‘all viable’ legal actions against Abbott over migrants

New York City’s mayor accuses the Texas governor of bypassing an executive order to limit the arrival of buses carrying asylum-seekers.

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Opinion

OPINION: How New York state can support migrants now

Pass the Access to Representation Act to establish the statewide right to a lawyer in immigration court

Heard Around Town

“Cold reality:” Help is not on the way from feds, Adams says

“We did not walk out from D.C. with any level of optimism that anything is going to drastically change,” Adams said on Friday.

Heard Around Town

Adams beats a familiar drum on D.C. trip

A last-minute meeting with White House officials was added to the mayor’s schedule on Thursday, giving him another chance to ask for federal help to deal with the migrant crisis.

Immigration

Mayor Adams: Requiring pre-approval of migrant contracts ‘defies logic’

The Adams administration lashed out at Brad Lander after the city comptroller stripped City Hall of its power to enter into emergency contracts.

Opinion

Opinion: Permanent housing for asylum seekers isn’t just fiscally responsible – it’s our moral obligation

New York City could save a whopping $3 billion dollars a year by opening up eligibility to housing vouchers for asylum-seekers.

Interviews & Profiles

‘Of course’ NYC schools Chancellor David Banks is concerned about the challenge of educating asylum-seeking children

The chancellor also brushed aside censorship concerns about recent guidance sent to teachers in advance of a walkout in support of Gaza, saying “we’re not trying to silence anybody.”