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In Case You Missed it: IIB Talks New Executive Order on Immigration with WIVB-TV Channel 4

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In case you missed it, WIVB-TV Channel 4 recently asked Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi to discuss the Biden Administration’s new Executive Order on immigration. The order restricts access to asylum, which would take effect when U.S. Border Patrol apprehensions surpass a weekly average of 2,500 per day. The illegal crossings must go below a weekly average of 1,500 per day…
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In the Media: WBFO features International Visitor Group Hosted by IIB

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Recently, WBFO featured an interview with Jérémie Boroy, advisor to the Mayor of Paris on people with disabilities and chairperson of France’s National Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities. Mr. Boroy and his colleagues visited Western New York last month as part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), facilitated by our International Exchanges and Education…
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In Case You Missed It: Model UN on WGRZ

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With over 800 students from 40 local schools representing 73 countries, it was our largest Model United Nations!  Thanks to the local media who covered it, including Lauren Hall from WGRZ. https://youtu.be/YN-Ra1sXnUQ?si=5ozgkiSzZUHFVes2 Model UN challenges future leaders to address pressing and complex issues at the heart of global conversations. The event engages students, requiring them to write, debate, amend, and vote…
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Shaza Saja, who arrived from Sudan

In Case you Missed it! Spectrum News Features IIB Clients Thriving With Local Restaurants

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In case you missed it. Spectrum News 1 put the spotlight on International Institute of Buffalo clients thriving with local employers. The feature highlighted local restaurants' success with the help of eager and hardworking immigrant employees. But the relationships are a two-way street. Nick Pitillo, owner of Osteria 166 in downtown Buffalo, says his outreach to IIB yielded valued, driven…
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Jennifer Rizzo-Choi and WBFO's Jay Moran discuss the importance of language access.

In Case You Missed It! Talking Language Access on WBFO

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Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi recently appeared on WBFO's What's Next? to discuss the importance of language access on the heels of Erie County's passage of the Language Access Act, requiring that key documents get translated into six languages, including American Sign Language. Click here to listen to that interview with WBFO host, Jay Moran. Read more about the Erie County…
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Accuweather Features IIB’s Expanded Winter Weather Prep Instructions

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Photo Credit: Bill Wadell, AccuWeather A national weather-centric media service featured the International Institute of Buffalo's efforts to help New Americans adequately prepare for Western New York's winters. AccuWeather featured Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi, who emphasized the importance of access to lifesaving information, including for those who may not speak English. "The fact of Buffalo in the winter is the…
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IIB in the Media! Buffalo News Features Local Businesses Thriving with Refugee, Immigrant Hiring

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Photo Credit: Derek Gee, Buffalo News The Buffalo News recently interviewed Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi about the many advantages employers across Western New York find in local refugee and immigrant communities, part of an in-depth piece into how and why immigrants are integral in bridging hiring gaps for regional businesses. “To have a steady increase in people coming here who are…
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Buffalo News Features Nepalese Delegation Hosted by IIB

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Photo Credit: Libby March, Buffalo News The Buffalo News recently featured the Nepalese officials we recently hosted in Western New York. It's one of many international delegations we coordinate annually, part of the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The stop in Western New York was one of the group's three across the country. The group focused on…
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IIB on WKBW-TV: How You Can Help Spread the Word on Winter Prep

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In case you missed it, Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi spoke to WKBW-TV anchor Michael Wooten on set Tuesday about the life-saving winter weather information we now offer in 13 different languages. She explained why it’s so important to extend a helping hand to new neighbors who may be experiencing their first-ever winter season. From buzzwords like “lake effect” to having…
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IIB in the Media! Rizzo-Choi Discusses Vital Winter Preparation Info on Spectrum News

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In case you missed it, Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi visited the Spectrum News studios to discuss vital winter preparation information with reporter Breanna Fuss. Rizzo-Choi touched on the challenges last year’s historic winter blizzard presented New Americans and how the International Institute of Buffalo is increasing language access this season to help limit potential tragedies and save lives. Watch the…
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