Afghan girls robotics team arrives in US following Trump's visa intervention

The team will take place in a competition starting on Sunday in D.C.

The young women are in the U.S. for the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge, in which teams of young women and men from around the world showcase robots they created. The three-day competition kicks off Sunday at Washington's DAR Constitution Hall.

"The plane just landed," Mohib tweeted at 12:13 a.m. "The girls will be out soon to begin their journey through D.C. in a few minutes."

The Afghan embassy also tweeted photos of the team's supporters awaiting their arrival at Dulles.

On Wednesday, a senior administration official told ABC News that President Trump had intervened on the girls’ behalf to allow them to compete.