As New York City prepared for immigration raids this past weekend, one homeless shelter provider took an unusual step. Federal immigration agents are not allowed to enter shelters without a judicial warrant. Last week, the Social Services Department sent providers a reminder about the policy. But the city’s largest family shelter network, Win, advised immigrant families to leave shelters for a few days in case federal authorities showed up with a warrant, according to a source close to the organization.
A small group of attorneys in Manhattan is working to make a big impact on young adults aging out of the foster care system, thanks to a pilot program established by the state Office of Court Administration that’s expected to expand this year.
Most migrants who travel by land to enter the United States from Mexico will be denied asylum protections, according to the Trump administration; the plan was expected to be immediately challenged in court.
Under an ambitious plan outlined at a state Board of Regents meeting, New York state would overhaul its high school graduation requirements, affecting hundreds of thousands of students, and rethink its use of traditional Regents exams.
“An ever-growing homeless population is unacceptable to the future of New York City — it’s just literally unacceptable. It will not happen on our watch.” That was Bill de Blasio in December 2013, when there were 52,000 people in city shelters.
Across America, the persistence of teen and young adult homelessness represents a failure to provide for and protect our youth. Groundbreaking research by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago found that across any 12-month period, more than 4.1 million young people between the ages of 13 and 25 experience some form of homelessness in America.
Francis Lewis High School has a capacity of about 2,400 but enrolls closer to 4,600, Goldstien said. Those students are some of about 520,000 students — nearly half the city’s school population — in the city who attend an overcrowded, also known as over-utilized, school, according to a Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) report released July 9. Those students attend roughly 618 schools, with the worst overcrowding in Brooklyn, Queens, and the central Bronx. Overall, there are roughly 1.1 million students in 1,840 schools in 32 school districts across the five boroughs, according to the Department of Education.
Research Director, Empire Center for Public Policy
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As founder and research director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, E.J. McMahon is a go-to expert on budget plans and policy proposals. His organization promotes greater transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility in state government, which often puts him at odds with lawmakers and the governor. McMahon previously worked as a journalist in Albany, as an Assembly Republican staffer and a budget adviser for almost 30 years, giving him great insight into the goings-on in the Capitol.