Afghan Girls Banned From US Robotics Competition Finally Attend Event

A team of Afghan girls will be allowed to enter the US for a robotics competition, Politico reports, after twice having their visa applications rejected for unknown reasons. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders tells the Associated Press that President Donald Trump intervened to allow the girls to enter the US. The decision to deny visas for the team of six teenage girls sparked criticism from human rights groups, which accused US officials of abandoning efforts to support the empowerment of Afghan women, and raised concerns over the White House’s visa policy for Muslim-majority countries. The decision to issue visas to the Afghan team follows a similar reversal concerning a team from Gambia, which was initially barred from... Continue reading…

Afghan Girls Banned From US Robotics Competition Finally Attend Event

The State Department contacted US Citizenship and Immigration Services to reverse its decision and allow the girls into the country just in time for the event. The post Afghan Girls Banned From ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Extremetech

Afghan girls robotics team will compete in the US after all

An all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan that was denied a visa to participate in the First Global Challenge robotics competition will be allowed to enter the US after all. The White ...

Thu 13 Jul 17 from Engadget

All-girl Afghan robotics team cleared to compete in United States

KABUL (Reuters) - A team of Afghan girls are on their way to compete in an academic robotics competition in the United States after American officials agreed to allow them to enter the country ...

Thu 13 Jul 17 from Reuters Technology

With Trump's help, Afghan girls surmount visa obstacles to participate in US robotics contest

Six Afghan girls have been granted entry to the United States to participate in the annual international robotics challenge after being denied twice previously, sparking an international backlash.

Thu 13 Jul 17 from The Christian Science Monitor

Afghan girls granted US visas for robotics competition after twice being denied

A team of Afghan girls will be allowed to enter the US for a robotics competition, Politico reports, after twice having their visa applications rejected for unknown reasons. White ...

Thu 13 Jul 17 from The Verge

Afghan girl roboticists granted US visas

US media say President Donald Trump urged authorities to rethink the decision to ban the girls.

Thu 13 Jul 17 from BBC Technology

At First Denied Visas, Afghan Girls' Robotics Team Arrives in US

Afghanistan's all-girl robotics team has arrived in the U.S. for a competition after President Donald Trump personally intervened to allow them into the country. The U.S. embassy in Kabul had ...

Sat 15 Jul 17 from Voice of America

Afghan girls will be allowed into US for robotics contest

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials will allow a group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in an international robotics competition after President Donald Trump intervened, ...

Wed 12 Jul 17 from AP

Trump Steps In to Ensure Afghan Students Can Come to US Robotics Contest

President Donald Trump has personally intervened to allow a team of Afghan women students into the United States for a major global robotics competition, VOA has learned. The U.S. embassy in ...

Wed 12 Jul 17 from Voice of America

Afghan Girls Robotic Team Not Deterred Despite US Visa Denial

A team of Afghan teenage girls who were denied a visa to participate in a robotics contest in Washington say they will not be deterred and have sent their home-made robot to the contest. While ...

Thu 6 Jul 17 from Voice of America

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