Afghan girls robotics team to compete after visa obstacles -

Afghan girls robotics team to compete after visa obstacles

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WASHINGTON — A robotics workforce comprised of six women from Afghanistan will enter a robotic in a world competitors in Washington, after clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from President Donald Trump.

The opening ceremony for the three-day highschool competitors is scheduled for Sunday night.

They are going to be competing towards entrants from greater than 150 nations within the FIRST World Problem. It’s the primary annual robotics competitors designed to encourage youths to pursue careers in math and science.

The ladies will current a robotic they’ve made that may acknowledge blue and orange and type balls into appropriate areas.

The workforce 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.