Adams admin asks court to revise its request to suspend right-to-shelter law; judge recuses herself from case

The Adams administration has asked a New York State Supreme Court to revise its application to suspend parts of the city’s right-to-shelter law amid the ongoing migrant crisis, as the judge assigned to the case recused herself following a Tuesday court conference in Lower Manhattan.

The administration in May initially filed a motion to suspend the right-to-shelter law, which guarantees a shelter bed for any person who requests one, if the city lacks the “resources and capacity” to comply with the mandate. The move was presented as a way to give the city “flexibility” in sheltering tens of thousands of recently arrived migrants, roughly 60,000 of whom are still in its care.