Gothamist – City Council Immigration Committee Chair Shahana Hanif urged the Adams’ administration to walkback its plans for the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and allow people to remain at the Watson Hotel.

“These are people, not pawns, and I condemn the administration’s actions,” she wrote in a statement. “We know that the needs of asylum seekers cannot be met in this setting. I call on the administration to abandon this model and prioritize keeping people in proper brick-and-mortar facilities.” [Read More]