President Trump intervenes to allow Afghan girls to come to US to participate in robotics competition

The six young women, part of a robotics contest, had twice been denied visas.

The girls will take part in the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge, in which teams of young women and men from around the world showcase robots they created. It takes place from July 16-18 in Washington D.C.

On the competition's website, the Afghan team's bio read, "As a dedicated group of students, mentors, and volunteers, we aim to transform the culture of our community through the STEAM program and become some of the young leaders of science and technology."

The organizers of the FIRST Global Challenge had planned to Skype in the team from Afghanistan so they could have watched their robot and others in the competition.

ABC News' John Verhovek contributed to this report.