April 03, 2024

Immigration Update for April 2024

Hear about what’s been happening for the refugees and immigrants who came to the Capital Region in the past year. Daniel Butterworth, executive director of Refugee & Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus (RISSE), overviews the many services needed by and provided for about 1,500 newcomers in 2023. He also discusses how needs and resources vary depending upon if a person comes through an established program or an individual makes their way to the area independently. Hear how RISSE’s caseload in many of the programs has doubled each of the last two years. And we get a sneak preview of an open house on World Refugee Day, June 24th, that will include “an exciting announcement.” For more info on opportunities to donate time, finances, or other support to welcome our new neighbors, visit www.risse-abany.org. Produced by Brea Barthel for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

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