Immigration

Policy

Legal work authorization still eludes most migrants to New York

Those eligible for Temporary Protected Status are able to work legally with relative ease compared to migrants who don’t qualify.

Immigration

Updated Policy

Following the asylum-seeker odyssey: a timeline

Tracking the arrival of migrants bused to New York City from the southern border, from April 2022 to now.

Immigration

Policy

Hochul attends Biden’s rightward border security announcement

A bipartisan group of elected officials traveled to D.C. for the president’s announcement of executive action on immigration.

News & Politics

Politics

NY GOP thanks Texas governor for making immigration a local issue

At the state party’s annual gala last week, New York Republicans demonized asylum-seekers while celebrating the man who has shipped them to New York City.

Immigration

Opinion

Opinion: Shelter limits are not the answer to the migrant crisis

We need to find sustainable solutions to the crisis, instead of forcing people out of shelters.

Immigration

Policy

Where are asylum-seekers living in New York City?

The city’s sprawling emergency shelter system for asylum-seekers includes higher concentrations in parts of Manhattan and Queens.

Policy

Policy

City Hall and Legal Aid Society settle right to shelter case

The temporary settlement will allow the city to limit adults’ shelter stays to 30 days.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: New York state has a responsibility to pay the costs of housing migrants

There’s no reason why New York City alone should bear the burden of paying to house asylum-seekers.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Don’t let ICE turn state and local facilities into immigrant detention centers

The Dignity not Detention Act would prohibit New York state and local government entities from contracting with ICE for immigrant detention.

Immigration

Policy

Over 37,000 migrants applied for asylum and work authorization through city help centers

While New York City has increased legal assistance for asylum-seekers after opening a help center devoted to helping migrants apply for asylum and work authorization, the City Council expressed concerns Tuesday about a lack of funding included in the 2025 fiscal preliminary budget.

Policy

Policy

Out with the new, in with the old: Eric Adams wants to go back to laxer sanctuary protections

In his most forceful comments on the issue to date, the New York City mayor wants to collaborate with federal immigration authorities when a migrant is merely suspected of committing a crime.

Policy

Policy

More than 70% of adult literacy programs are at risk of losing city funding

City Council members have called on City Hall to fix a technicality that could cut off funding for 48 of the 67 adult literacy programs currently operating in the city.

Criminal Justice

Politics

Bragg and Adams announce charges in Times Square attack

“The only thing worse than failing to bring perpetrators to justice would be to ensnare innocent people in the criminal justice system,” Bragg said of his “meticulous” investigation.