Afghan girls who were denied entry to the U.S. will be granted access after Trump intervenes

Officials will now allow a group of Afghan girls who were hoping to compete in an international robotics competition into the U.S. And according to Politico, it was at President Trump's urging.

It all started with news that the six teenagers had been denied American visas.

Critics argued that the denials sent the wrong message to Afghanistan, where American troops are still fighting terrorists.

The state Department dismissed the girls' requests twice, but did not go into detail on the exact reasons, citing privacy laws.

That caused Trump to step in and ask the National Security Council to see what they could do.

After that talk, the Department of Homeland Security agreed to allow the girls in with a system known as parole. They'll be allowed to stay in America for 10 days.

It's worth noting that Afghanistan is not one of the six countries included in the president's controversial travel ban, but it is a majority Muslim country.