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Statement Regarding Stephen Miller’s Released Emails

The International Institute of Buffalo stands with the more than 80 members of Congress calling for the resignation of Senior White House Advisor, Stephen Miller. We commend the Congressional Hispanic, Black, Asian Pacific American and Progressive caucuses and our own representative, Brian Higgins (NY 26th), for leading the call for Miller’s resignation. Through the leaks of over 900 emails sent …
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WNYRAC Joint Statement Opposing the FY2020 Refugee Resettlement Cap

Yesterday, the Trump administration announced that the refugee resettlement ceiling will be set at 18,000 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. This is the lowest number since the U.S. resettlement program was established nearly 40 years ago. The Trump administration has reduced the annual ceiling from 110,000 (in the last year of the Obama Administration), to …
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Statement Regarding Reversal of Flores Agreement

In yet another attack on migrant families, the Trump administration has unveiled a new regulation that would allow for the indefinite detention of migrant families and their children at the border and would lower the minimum standard of conditions in these facilities. The rule replaces a decades-old agreement, the Flores Agreement, which limited detention to 20 days …
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Statement on Proposal to Shut Down U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program

ZERO. That’s the number of refugees Trump administration officials want to admit to the US in 2020. This unconscionable proposal would shut down refugee resettlement in the United States, endangering refugees, weakening families and communities, and undermining the values on which this country was built. This is not the first time this administration has attacked …
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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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Eat the World!

June 19, 2019: 6 PM – 9 PM A food truck event of global proportions in our own backyard! Celebrate World Refugee Day and Buffalo’s diversity while enjoying some of Buffalo’s best ethnic food trucks! Confirmed food trucks: Falafel Bar, The Great Aussie Bite Food Truck, Maria’s Bene Cibo, Ms. Judi’s Food Truck & Niagara …
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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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Case Manager – Trafficked Youth

JOB TITLE: Case Manager – Trafficked Youth PROGRAM: Survivor Support Services SUPERVISOR: Coordinator, Human Trafficking Program WORKING HOURS: 40 hours per week QUALIFICATIONS: Education: MS/MA in the social work or human services area.Experience: Experience in providing direct human services is required.Experience serving victims of violence and/or trauma is required.Experience in the area of cultural competency …
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