You Belong In Buffalo

The International Institute of Buffalo recently launched a series of videos to assist refugees and immigrants who are already living in, or might consider moving to, Buffalo. You Belong in Buffalo consists of seven instructive videos helping new Buffalonians navigate different challenges in their adopted community.  The series was made possible thanks to a grant …
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Statement on Proposed Asylum Policy

From Dictionary.com Asylum International  Law a refuge granted an alien by a sovereign state on its own territory. a temporary refuge granted political offenders, especially in a foreign embassy. From the website of U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Every year people come to the United States seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution due to:RaceReligionNationalityMembership in a particular social groupPolitical opinion If you are eligible for asylum …
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) TO CONDUCT A County-wide Needs Assessment for at Risk and Trafficked Youth The International Institute of Buffalo is currently seeking proposals from qualified agencies interested in conducting a county wide needs assessment to identify the strengths and gaps in services for trafficked youth and youth at risk of being trafficked. Proposers …
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Legislative Leaders Stand with Refugee Resettlement Agencies and Allies in Seeking $4.5 Million in FY 2020 Budget

For Immediate Release: February 26, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT David Dyssegaard Kallik, Deputy Director of FPI 646.284.1240 | ddkallick@fiscalpolicy.org Assemblymembers Sean Ryan, Pat Fahy, and Marianne Buttenschon stood in the Capitol today with all 14 of the refugee resettlement agencies in the New York State Enhanced Services to Refugees Program (NYSESRP), the Fiscal Policy Institute, and …
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Holiday Wish List

Visit our Amazon Holiday Wish List Drop off items listed below at the Institute Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Winter items –  Hats, Gloves, Children’s Boots (all sizes) Diapers (all sizes) Price Rite Gift Cards ($20 increments) K-Mart Gift Cards ($20 increments) Gifts of cash to the Institute may be made in …
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Statement In Response to Reduction of Refugee Admissions for FY2019

Our America was founded as a refuge for pilgrims fleeing religious persecution. For centuries, other waves of refugees and immigrants followed: Irish, Germans, Russian Jews, Italians. All came seeking a better, safer life for themselves and their families. America gave them a home, and in return they have helped enrich and grow our nation with …
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Statement In Response to President Trump’s Remarks 1/12/18

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 12, 2018 Buffalo, NY – Following the inappropriate remarks made by the President in a meeting on Immigration Policies, Eva Hassett, executive director of the International Institute of Buffalo, issued the following statement: “Welcoming those who seek liberty, justice, freedom and safety is core to the idea of America. …
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