Despite the president's heated claims about refugees and immigrants - a local organization continues helping new arrivals. The International Institute of Buffalo has been welcoming immigrants to Western New York for 100 years.
Refugees across the region are going to continue receiving help adjusting to their new life in America. Albany is now funding resettlement agencies that faced cuts under President Trump's refugee ban. Local advocates see many benefits for the community.
WBFO's Chris Caya reports on the state funding announcement made Wednesday at the International Institute of Buffalo.
A local economic development strategy has to include the area's growing immigrant and refugee population. That is according to the International Institute of Buffalo's Eva Hassett, speaking Thursday night at Medaille.
Plans to convert the historic Richardson building at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center into a hotel and architecture center are about half done. Organizers discussed developments at a public meeting Tuesday night.