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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