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District 39

Shahana Hanif

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington

Brooklyn Paper – A section of McDonald Avenue in Kensington has been officially co-named “Little Bangladesh” to celebrate the Bangladeshi community there and its contributions to the neighborhood.

“Why add the name Little Bangladesh to the McDonald Avenue and Church Avenue corridor?” Hanif wrote on Instagram after the co-naming. “It is so that we see this neighborhood as our home and to further establish our commitment to serving and protecting this community.”

Councilmember Shahana Hanif joined leaders from the local Bangladeshi community, city Comptroller Brad Lander, and Assemblymember Robert Carroll as they unveiled the new street sign at the corner of Church Avenue on Oct.

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Politico – The contractor in question is Texas-based SLSCO, according to Council Member Shahana Hanif of Brooklyn, who chairs the Committee on Immigration that will grill the Adams administration on its response to the more than 15,000 asylum seekers who have arrived since the summer. The firm was previously paid more than $200 million to work on Trump’s border wall.

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City + State – Several council members, including Immigration Committee Chair Shahana Hanif, pushed back on the city’s suggestion that asylum-seekers don’t qualify given the extent of the crisis impacting the city.

“We should be doing everything we can to provide asylum seekers decent conditions that meet bare minimum standards. The right to shelter is a right that applies to everyone in New York City,” Hanif said.

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ABC7 – “The Orchard Beach location is in a flood zone in the middle of hurricane season, it is outside as cold weather approaches, it is in a transit dessert, it is being constructed by a contractor that built Trump’s xenophobic border wall,” said councilmember Shahana Hanif.

City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams said there are still many questions about the plan that remain unanswered.

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Daily News – Critics of Mayor Adams’ plan to house asylum seekers in refugee-style tents slammed it as “illegal” and “inhumane” Friday as questions continued to loom over how exactly — and whether — his administration intends to comply with the state’s right to shelter law.

“This pitch was sold as a state-of-the-art facility with food, beds and a warm New York City welcome,” Councilwoman Shahana Hanif (D-Brooklyn), chairwoman of the Council’s Immigration Committee, said during a rally outside City Hall.

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AM NY – The hearing was called by the council’s Committee on Immigration Chair Shahana Hanif in response to what she characterized as the city’s failure to “meet the basic needs” of over 13,000 newly arrived migrants – who’ve been coming to the city in droves since May. Hanif was in part referring to reports the city has twice violated its right to shelter law over the summer, most recently failing to house 60 men – who had to sleep on the floor and benches of a Manhattan intake center overnight.

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News12 – “We demand answers as to how this facility will be run and managed,” added Council Member Shahana Hanif. “The mayor is not above the law and must comply with the right to shelter mandates.”

The plan elected officials want is to work together with the city to come up with better housing options as well as access to mental health support and job opportunities.

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NY1 – Councilwoman Shahana Hanif, chair of the Council’s Committee on Immigration, joined Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Friday to talk about the tents at Orchard Beach in the Bronx.

“My concern is that the mayor, this administration is circumventing, going around the right-to-shelter law that we have in place by just giving off the responsibility to the New York City Emergency Management team,” she said.

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