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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2014 Archives > December 2014 > Mayor Brown In NYC For Immigration Summit

Mayor Brown In NYC For Immigration Summit

Mayor Byron Brown is in New York City today to take part in NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first-ever summit. At least twenty Mayors from cities across the country also plan to take part in this discussion to lay out a step-by-step implementation plan of an executive order on immigration.

 “Throughout its history, Buffalo has benefited from the immeasurable economic contributions of its immigrant populations and as we continue to see a dramatic increase in the number of immigrants and refugees settling here, we want to make sure that we’re doing all that we can to ease the transition for our newest residents,” said Mayor Brown. “Buffalo, like many cities across America, is experiencing an increase in immigration and to continue the economic growth and progress we’re seeing in Buffalo we would support a smooth transition for the immigrant community in Buffalo cities across the country.  I thank Mayor de Blasio for hosting this summit.”

As Buffalo continues to become a location of choice for immigrants and refugees, Mayor Brown launched the city’s New Americans Study earlier this year. The new study will help the city to further develop policies to make Buffalo a destination of choice for refugees and immigrants.  It will include an analysis of the city’s existing immigrant and refugee populations; an outline of needed services and current gaps; and recommendations that the city and other stakeholders can use to initiate or improve these services. 

The Summit’s agenda will also allow opportunities for the Mayors to do presentations on the particular developments in their areas as well as get advice from legal experts.