Not Winning Hearts or Minds

On Sunday, I was online, browsing for cool science gifts for my nieces and doing my best to ignore  the pop-up ads for princess-themed everything.  Eventually, I found an outstanding chemistry set and set about to buy it.  At around the same time, I read a Washington Post story about a group of schoolgirls from Afghanistan, set to compete in a robotics competition in Washington, DC, but whose hopes were dashed when their visas were denied. As an immigration lawyer and advocate for women’s rights, I find it hard to stomach that despite the adversity these girls have faced,...

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