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LAS Calls Subway Closure During Pandemic ‘Outright Disaster’ for NYC Homeless

Mayor Bill de Blasio's late-night shuttering of MTA system drives vulnerable homeless population into harm's way and may further spread the virus, reports ABC News.
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Op-Ed: ICE Detention Facilities Have Failed to Protect People From COVID-19

The organizations that comprise the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project penned a joint op-ed in City Limits condemning the many documented failures of Immigration Customs & Enforcement.
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LAS Condemns NYPD for Violent Social Distancing Related Arrests

Multiple violent social distancing-related arrests occurred over the weekend in the East Village, reports the Associated Press.
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LAS in the News 5.01.20

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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LAS, LGBTQ+ Advocates Request the Immediate Release of TGNCNBI New Yorkers ​

In a letter to the Governor, The Legal Aid Society together with advocates, elected officials and more called for the release of transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and intersex people and all other vulnerable populations, according to POLITICO.
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LAS Condemns Increased Policing of Homeless New Yorkers on Subway Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The new policy is counterproductive as it criminalizes homelessness, instead of focusing on creating new housing, reports StreetsBlog.
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LAS Answers Your Unemployment Questions

A group of financial and legal experts share their best tips for navigating unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic with Reuters.
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LAS and Kasowitz File Mass Writ to Free Five Incarcerated Clients

As COVID-19 continues to spread at NYS prisons, the petition for habeas corpus seeks the immediate release of vulnerable individuals from facilities in Oneida County, according to THE CITY.
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LAS and NYAG File Motion to Suspend “Public Charge” Rule Amid COVID-19 Outbreak​

Groups are pressing a U.S. District Judge to halt the Trump Administration's immigration wealth test during the public health crisis, according to Law360.
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Op-Ed: Social Distancing Doesn’t Matter When it Comes to Racist, Aggressive Policing

Rigodis Appling, a LAS attorney and member of the Black Attorneys of Legal Aid caucus, slams the NYPD for continuing its discriminatory policing policy towards minorities in today's Truthout.
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