MN Rep. Ilhan Omar Visits Afghan Evacuees At Fort McCoy Calling It 'Uplifting' And 'Emotional'The Minnesota Democrat visited Wisconsin's Fort McCoy Saturday. Thousands of people have called the base home for the past month. Omar came to the U.S. as a refugee herself and wants to make sure people get the support they need to adjust to life in America.
'They're Human Beings Just Like Us': Minnesota, Wisconsin To Welcome Hundreds Of Afghan RefugeesThe Biden administration says Minnesota will likely receive more than 300 people from the country after its government collapsed. Wisconsin will resettle about 400.
More Than 300 Afghan Refugees May Soon Be Resettled In MinnesotaWhile tens of thousands of Afghans on military bases await resettlement in the United States, local officials say they expect more than 300 of those who escaped Kabul to be placed in Minnesota in the coming weeks.
How Are Refugees Placed Around The Country? And Why Might Some States Get More Than Others?At least 35 refugees from Afghanistan have new homes in Minnesota. Over the next several months, that number is expected to grow to 300, according to International Institute of Minnesota.
'They Don’t Know If They’ll Live Another Day': Minnesotans Concerned For Family Members Stuck In AfghanistanAlready, Minnesota has become home to dozens of recent Afghan refugees.
Afghan Refugees Start Arriving At Wisconsin's Fort McCoyAfghan refugees have begun arriving at Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin for temporary housing and support after their home country fell to the Taliban.
Minnesota Communities And Organizations Prepare For Afghan Refugee ArrivalsThe Minnesota Department of Human Services reports 35 Afghan refugees have already arrived as of August 16 and up to 65 refugees have been granted Special Immigrant Visas.
Walz: Minnesota Ready To Welcome Afghan RefugeesIn a letter to President Joe Biden Thursday, Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan said Minnesota stands ready to welcome refugee families from Afghanistan.
'We Have The American Dream': Afghan Minnesotans Hope To Help Refugees ResettleMinnesotans of Afghan descent are hoping their friends and relatives who helped allied forces will safely get to the U.S.
Afghan Refugees Could Be Headed To Wisconsin's Fort McCoyAfghans are scrambling to find ways to escape after the Taliban overran their country over the last week.
Outstanding Refugees Awarded For 'Our Heart And What We Bring To The State'Twenty individuals were honored during Monday’s ceremonies. Half of those refugees were nominated last year, but due to COVID, the event was pushed to this year.