Raed Saleh, the leader of the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Syrian rescue group the White Helmets and subject of Netflix’s Oscar-nominated documentary The White Helmets, will travel to the U.S. for the Academy Awards ceremony on February 26. Saleh’s attendance had been an open question since President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban limiting access from seven Muslim-majority countries. "We are eagerly looking forward to coming to the Oscars,” Saleh says in a statement…

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