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Sara Dorn

Breaking news reporter

is a breaking news reporter for City & State New York.



New York’s new concealed carry law is severely flawed, federal judge says

The Wednesday ruling allowed the new law to take effect, but reads like a blueprint for future court battles.

Rikers Island


New York City electeds say conditions at Rikers are improving despite 12 deaths this year

Officials made yet another visit to the troubled jail complex this year amid threats of a federal takeover, noting it’s unlikely to close as planned by 2027.



New York City’s plan for integrating asylum-seeker children into public schools

Potentially thousands of these new students could be entering schools in the fall, and the nation’s largest school system will be developing a curriculum to meet their needs



An estimated 6,300 asylum-seekers have entered NYC’s shelters

A lack of coordination with Texas, Arizona and the feds has created uncertainty about how many migrants will ultimately arrive in the city.



Texas Gov. Abbott escalates feud with Eric Adams by ‘shamelessly’ sending migrant buses to NYC

The move follows Adams’ refusal to accept Abbott’s invitation to visit the Texas border towns where migrants are crossing into the U.S.



As New York City seeks contractors to aid asylum seekers, advocates decry continued mismanagement at shelters

The intake center is short of Spanish-speaking staff and some families are being shuffled between shelters and hotels, Legal Aid said Monday.