Stories tagged: "refugees"


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.

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.