A number of elected officials and community leaders, along with area refugees, gathered at the Mohawk Valley Center for Refugees in Utica on Wednesday.

They're calling on Congress to do everything in their power to reverse President Trump's immigration order.

Executive Director Shelly Callahan says two Sudanese refugees who had been scheduled to arrive in Utica on Tuesday have been effected by the order.  Callahan says the President's Executive Order also means layoffs at the center.

She say Utica has welcomed over 16,000 refugees over the last 36 years who have added to the vibrancy and growth of the city.

Local officials who spoke at today's event included Senator Joseph Griffo, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri.

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