"Migrant", "Refugee", "Asylum Seeker," What do these labels mean and how are they important? At the International Institute of Buffalo we understand the implications and differences between terms used for various groups of displaced persons, but it also important for the general public to learn as well!
The effects of terminology have both legal and moral implications. At the Institute we support every individual's right to seek a better and safer life for themselves and their family. Learning these terms and the processes of getting legal status can help foster understanding in our community and support for all of our neighbors!