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Trump intervenes to grant rejected Afghan girls entry to U.S. for robotics contest

Politico, July 12, 2017
At the urging of President Donald Trump, U.S. officials have reversed course and decided to allow into the United States a group of Afghan girls hoping to participate in an international robotics competition next week, senior administration officials told POLITICO on Wednesday.


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This girls robotics team from Afghanistan was denied visas for a U.S. competition, June 30, 2017
Team Afghanistan was put together under the umbrella of The Digital Citizen Fund, an organization co-founded by Roya Mahboob, an Afghan entrepreneur and Time 100 alum, who said the girls spent the day crying after they found out they wouldn't get to go to the United States.