Girls’ robotics team allowed to compete
A robotics team of six girls from Afghanistan is attending an international competition in Washington, after clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from President Donald Trump.
They will compete against entrants from more than 150 countries in a robotics competition designed to encourage youths to pursue careers in math and science.
The team was twice rejected for U.S. visas. They arrived in Washington from Afghanistan early Saturday after Trump’s last-minute intervention to sidestep the visa system.