'Heartbroken': Two-Year-Old Son Whose Yemeni Mother Overcame Travel Ban Dies
The two-year-old son of a Yemeni woman who sued the Trump administration to let her into the United States to be with the ailing boy has died.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced that Abdullah Hassan had died at a children's hospital in Oakland, California, where his father Ali Hassan had taken him to be treated for a genetic brain disorder.
The boy and his father are American citizens, but his mother Shaima Swileh is not, so she remained at their home in Egypt while fighting for a visa.
Yemeni citizens are restricted from entering the US under President Donald Trump's travel ban.
She applied for a waiver in 2017, but US officials granted it only in December after the council sued.
Swileh held her son for the first time in hospital on December 19.
Following their son's death, Hassan said: "We are heartbroken. We had to say goodbye to our baby, the light of our lives."