Gothamist – While Shechtman argued that any misconduct evidenced in the referenced emails wouldn’t occur today, advocates say they fear ongoing collusion between the DOC and ICE. Councilmember Shahana Hanif, who chairs the Council’s Immigration Committee and introduced the emails in her questioning, said that they revealed a “xenophobic culture.” [Read More]
AMNY – “The Mayor’s plan for involuntary hospitalization is not a solution to our City’s homelessness crisis,” Brooklyn Councilmember Shahana Hanif (39th District) said. “If anything, it simply creates a revolving door for unhoused New Yorkers to cycle in and out of our overcrowded hospital system, never truly receiving the help they need. I’m glad our Council is fulfilling our oversight responsibility to investigate this legally dubious and inhumane directive.” [Read More]
Documented – City Council member Shahana Hanif, who sits on the council’s Women’s Caucus and has been one of the leading figures in the council to strengthen the City’s commitment to ensuring access to abortion, said she was “appalled” to learn that one of her colleagues used city funds to support anti-abortion groups. [Read More]
City Limits – City Council Immigration Committee Chair Shahana Hanif called conditions at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal a “failure to meet the basic standards required by the City’s Right to Shelter law,” echoing concerns she and others expressed at a Council oversight hearing on HERRCs in December.
“This administration has created a system of HERRCs which are currently operating as a pseudo shelter system with none of the minimum standards or legal protections in place for shelters,” Hanif said at the time.
News 12 – “We must be investing in education and culturally responsive pedagogy to really get at the root of who we are and why we belong,” said Councilmember Shahana Hanif, who was the main sponsor of the reintroduction of the resolution. “We must build stronger communities on a stronger democracy together.” [Read More]
Gay City News – Councilmember Shahana Hanif, who represents Park Slope in the 39th District, was “thrilled” to see the landmark designation and described it as “an important move to further solidify queer history into the fabric of our city” and ensure “this vital queer space is in our city for decades to come.” [Read More]
Work Bites – A Call to Action-Addressing NYC’s Child Day Care Crisis and Paid Sick Time for Gig Workers: Brooklyn Council Shahana Hanif, who represents Brooklyn’s 39th district, calls for the City of New York to implement universal pre-K education and pay what it owes community-based childcare centers that thousands of families rely on.
Brooklyn Paper – “When we learned there were two emergency shelters opening in our district, our office immediately sprung into action,” said Council Member Shahana Hanif, who represents Park Slope and the surrounding areas. “We are engaged with government partners in [the Department of Homeless Services] and [Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs] to get an accurate headcount and understanding of the facilities and services.”
The local pol began seeking out ways to aid organizations in their efforts to help support the newly arrived immigrants.
Hell Gate – “We want brick-and-mortar facilities, not outdoor facilities,” said Brooklyn City Councilmember Shahana Hanif, who came to meet with migrants at the Watson Hotel on Tuesday. “I’m particularly frustrated and angry that no information was communicated to them. There were some real fears that people had about getting detained and possible deportation, that was because of this lack of information.”
The Week – Shahana Hanif, chair of the City Council immigration committee, said the Red Hook facility did not meet the requirements of NYC’s right-to-shelter laws. “We know that the needs of asylum seekers cannot be met in this setting,” Hanif said, per the Times. “I call on the administration to abandon this model and prioritize keeping people in proper brick-and-mortar facilities.”