Chicago Sun-TimesTrump allows Afghan girls into US for robotics contest

Jul 13, 2017 - Chicago Sun-Times

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Trump allows Afghan girls into US for robotics contest

WASHINGTON — 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, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Wednesday, ending a saga that had sparked international backlash.Homeland Security Department spokesman David Lapan said the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services approved a State Department request for six girls from the war-torn country to be...

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