Ethnicity and Gender

Refugees Weigh In On Trump's Immigration Ban

Jan 31, 2017
Sasha-Ann Simons, WXXI

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Across the country, some immigrants already in the United States say they are full of fear and uncertainty. The same is true for the local refugee community, especially after President Donald Trump abruptly enforced an immigration ban on seven Muslim countries.

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

A Syracuse agency that resettles refugees in Syracuse is beginning to deal with the fallout of President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees from entering the U.S. over the next four months. 


Gov. Andrew Cuomo is offering his top attorneys to help defend detainees and their families affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants. 

Jessica Kourkounis for Keystone Crossroads

(Keystone Crossroads) Walk around the offices of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, and you'll find plans to do good behind every door. There's a food bank, a land bank, a work skills class, and programs to assist with affordable housing.

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on immigration. The first called for a "large physical barrier" between Mexico and the United States. The other announces plans to remove federal funding from sanctuary cities. 

Ryan Delaney

(WRVO) Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner declared Syracuse a sanctuary city earlier this month and she’s not backing away from that after President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that would block federal grants from cities that don’t cooperate with anti-immigration laws. 

Photo: Jason Plotkin, York Daily Record

(Keystone Crossroads) Pennsylvania communities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials would not only possibly lose some federal funding under President Trump’s latest executive order — they’d get cut off from state grants, too, under a bill that cleared a state Senate panel Wednesday.

Utica Begins Journey To Reduce Poverty

Jan 25, 2017
Payne Horning, WRVO

(WRVO) A third of the city of Utica lives below the poverty line, including 47 percent of its children. That is the starting point for the city's new poverty reduction initiative task force. At its first public forum last week, those involved with the project revealed that the problem is even worse for African American children, 72 percent of whom are affected.

Payne Horning, WRVO

(WRVO) Women’s rallies were held in Syracuse and Watertown over the weekend in protest of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, but perhaps the most symbolic in the region was the one in Seneca Falls where thousands gathered outside the National Women’s Rights Historical Park. 

nicholasngkw / Flickr

(WXXI) Organizers of a women’s march and rally are expecting hundreds of people from across the state and beyond to come to Seneca Falls this weekend. The local events are scheduled to coincide with the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, January 21, the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump.