Policy

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

Policy

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.

Albany Agenda

Policy

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

Politics

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

Policy

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.

Opinion

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

Politics

“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

Politics

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

Politics

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

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

Personality

‘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.”

News & Politics

Politics

Why Staten Island's secession fever won't break anytime soon

Calls to leave New York City have intensified with the migrant crisis, but they are not new. Residents have wanted out since at least 1946.

Policy

Policy

City Council hearing features fiery discussion of migrant shelters

A lack of fire alarms and fire suppression systems has prevented some shelters from housing asylum-seekers, frustrating City Hall and council members.

Immigration

Policy

NYC shelter limits could complicate asylum application process

New York City Council members raised concerns that shelter stay limits will make it more difficult for asylum-seekers to receive crucial notices from the federal government.

News & Politics

Politics

Eric Adams defends trip south of the border

The New York City mayor pushed back on critics, saying that his four-day visit to Latin America accomplished exactly what he intended.

Immigration

Politics

Council speaker: City is ‘running out of room’ for migrants

City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams told reporters the city should be honest with asylum-seekers about the difficulty of finding shelter.