Orange County officials are calling on the federal government to act swiftly in welcoming Afghan refugees to the United States following the Taliban’s takeover of the country in mid-August, with some nonprofits trying to resettle refugees in the OC.

County leadership and local non-profit groups like Access California Services based in Anaheim are bracing to accept a wave of Afghan refugees some of whom have already made it to Orange County.

Sunbul Sidiqi, a case manager for the nonprofit who came to the U.S. as an Afghan refugee, helped welcome one of the first refugee families that arrived a week

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