Politics

Politics

Speaker Adams opposes proposed changes to right to shelter

Mayor Eric Adams wants the courts to release the city from an obligation to house everyone who needs shelter, but the City Council does not.

Housing

Policy

Adams’ proposed changes to right to shelter would not be limited to migrant crisis

The city wants the court to relieve it of the right to shelter mandate whenever the homeless population spikes amid a state of emergency.

Heard Around Town

Politics

Ahead of Latin America trip, Eric Adams drives home calls for help in migrant crisis

The New York City mayor is heading to Latin America to meet with local leaders about the asylum-seeker crisis and observe what’s happening on the ground.

Immigration

Opinion

Opinion: How immigrants sparked an upstate resurgence

Rochester, Syracuse, Utica and other cities have come roaring back – and none of this would have been possible without new immigrants arriving in our communities.

Albany Agenda

Policy

Ready to hire: Hochul announces 18,000 potential job openings for migrants in New York

Hospitality and food service companies were the biggest group of employers to enroll in the state program.

Editor's Note

Opinion

Editor’s Note: Don’t let migrant protests taint New York’s reputation

The violence that erupted at a Staten Island rally against asylum-seekers moving into a local shelter was a warning.

Immigration

Opinion

Commentary: Migrants are breaking Democratic Party unity

Politicians are passing the buck on New York City’s influx of asylum-seekers, which is harming the outlook for Democrats in 2023 and 2024.

Immigration

Policy

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.

Immigration

Politics

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.

Immigration

Policy

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

Politics

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.

Immigration

Policy

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.”

News & Politics

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

Opinion

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

Policy

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.

Politics

Politics

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.”

Opinion

Opinion

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.

Immigration

Policy

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.

Immigration

Politics

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.