A truck driver, a hospital worker, a school teacher, and a piano teacher: Four Ukrainians who have resettled in Stoughton since the war drove them to the United States in April had vibrant careers they left behind at home.

STOUGHTON, Wis. — A truck driver, a hospital worker, a school teacher, and a piano teacher: Four Ukrainians who have resettled in Stoughton since the war drove them to the United States in April had vibrant careers they left behind at home.

Here in the states, they’re still waiting to resume those jobs. Federal work permit backlogs, however, have left the Sokor and Romashchenko families in a months-long limbo since they arrived in April on humanitarian parole.

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Naomi Kowles is an investigative reporter for WISC-TV News 3 Now and Channel3000.com. If you have an investigative story you would like her to look into, she can be contacted at nkowles@wisctv.com.