Stories tagged: "Afghanistan"


Matiullah Matie speaks with Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg at Central Wisconsin Airport after Matie and his family arrived there Dec. 29. Matie's family is one of two Afghan refugee families who have resettled in Wausau. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Pagoria)
How Wausau Leaders Aim to Give Afghan Refugees ‘a New Beginning’

The central Wisconsin city’s first Afghan refugees arrived in late December, with as many as 85 set to be settled there.

Matiullah Matie fled his native Afghanistan in August after his work with Americans there endangered his life when the Taliban took control of that nation. Matie and his family are one of two Afghan refugee families to have settled in Wausau so far. That number is expected to grow in upcoming weeks. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘My Family Is Safe’: Wausau Begins Resettling Afghan Refugees

Matiullah Matie and his family have made it to Wausau after a perilous escape from the Taliban.

Yee Leng Xiong, a Wausau County supervisor, speaks during a May 17, 2021, press conference in Wausau declaring the city a welcoming place for all people as Wausau Mayor, Katie Rosenberg, far left, and Marathon County Supervisor William Harris listen. (Photo courtesy of the Wausau mayor’s office)
With Afghan Refugees, Wausau Gets Chance to Show Welcoming Side After ‘Community for All’ Controversy

Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg hopes the Wausau community will be welcoming to the up to 85 Afghan refugees who will be resettled in the city.

Democratic state and federal lawmakers speak to reporters Tuesday after visiting Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy.
Vaccinations and Vetting Going Smoothly for Afghan Allies Being Staged at Fort McCoy

Group of Democrats from Congress and the Legislature: “We can pay them back now” for supporting US troops in harm’s way.

Gov. Tony Evers, speaking during an event hosted by the Democratic Party to promote President Joe Biden's agenda, said Republicans are spreading "dog whistle crap" when they raise baseless concerns about whether Afghan refugees are being vetted before coming to Fort McCoy. (Screenshot via WisEye)
‘Dog Whistle Crap’: Evers Slams Baseless ‘Vetting’ Concerns About Afghan Refugees

Republicans have raised baseless concerns about whether Afghan refugees are being vetted, despite assurances from the White House.

Afghan refugees attempt to get onto the tarmac at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, as US soldiers stand guard. Wisconsin's Fort McCoy  is expected to take in some of the 22,000 Afghan refugees headed for the US after the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Shekib Rahmani)
Wisconsin Prepares for Arrival of Refugees as US Ends 20 Years in Afghanistan

At least 38 troops with Wisconsin ties were killed during Operation Enduring Freedom.