World Afghan girls robotics team competes after visa obstacles

19:35  17 july  2017
19:35  17 july  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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A robotics team of six girls from Afghanistan is taking part in an international competition in Washington, after clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from President Donald Trump.

A robotics team comprised of six girls from Afghanistan is ready to take part in an international competition after clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from President Donald Trump.More >.

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WASHINGTON — A robotics team of six girls from Afghanistan is taking part in an international competition in Washington, after clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from President Donald Trump.

Trump intervenes to let Afghan teens attend robot competition in U.S.

  Trump intervenes to let Afghan teens attend robot competition in U.S. Officials have reportedly decided to allow a group of Afghan girls, who has previously been denied entry, into the U.S.A group of Afghan girls will travel to the United States after being denied entry into the U.S. to attend a robotics competition.

A robotics team of six girls from Afghanistan is taking part in an international competition in Washington, after clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from U.S. President Donald Trump.

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.

The team's ball-sorting robot played in its first game on Monday morning.

The team is competing against teams from more than 150 countries in the FIRST Global Challenge. It's a robotics competition designed to encourage youths to pursue careers in math and science.

Like other robots in the competition, the girls' robot can recognize blue and orange and sort balls into correct locations.

The team was twice rejected for U.S. visas. They arrived in Washington from their hometown of Herat, Afghanistan, early Saturday after Trump's last-minute intervention to sidestep the visa system.

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