Migrant evictions begin with pregnant women, children forced out of hotel as Lander announces investigation into 60-day shelter cap

City Comptroller Brad Lander announced at a press conference Monday that he has launched an investigation into Mayor Eric Adams’ policy to evict migrant families after 60-day hotel stays, and claimed the policy is leading to pregnant women and young families being kicked to the curb.

Lander, who spoke Jan. 9 outside the Row Hotel on 8th Avenue, said that it was unconscionable to be evicting families in cold temperatures and said the policy is cruel.

“This decision to kick families out of shelter in the middle of winter, to displace kids from their school in the middle of the school year is honestly one of the cruelest things that New York City Hall has done in generations,” Lander charged as immigrant families left the hotel directly behind him.