Afghan Girls Robotics Team Competes After Overcoming Visa Obstacles

Their team shirts didn't say "Afghanistan" and their name badges were handwritten, not typed, suggesting the last-minute nature of their entry into the United States. But the Afghan girls competing Monday in an international robotics competition in Washington, D.C. were clearly excited to be representing their nation.

The team of six teenage girls was twice rejected for U.S. visas before President Trump intervened at the last minute. They arrived in Washington from their hometown of Herat,

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