A terminally ill child whose Yemeni mom fought to revisit him after being barred from entering a U.S. by a Trump administration’s transport anathema has died in sanatorium in California.
Abdullah Hassan, 2, had suffered from a genetic mind condition and died during a UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) pronounced in a matter expelled Friday.
“We are heartbroken. We had to contend goodbye to a baby, a light of a lives,” Abdullah’s father, Ali Hassan, pronounced in a statement.
“We wish to appreciate everybody for your adore and support during this formidable time. We ask we to pleasantly keep Abdullah and a family in your thoughts and prayers,” a 22-year-old added.
Hassan — who is a U.S. citizen and has family in Stockton, California — brought his son to a U.S. for diagnosis a few months ago, CAIR said.
But Abdullah’s mother, Shaima Swileh, is a Yemeni inhabitant and was barred from entering a nation underneath a Trump administration’s transport anathema opposite people from mostly-Muslim-majority countries.
CAIR launched a debate to ventilate a family’s predicament progressing this month and on Dec. 18 a State Department granted Swileh a waiver to revisit her failing son. The 21-year-old mom arrived in San Francisco on Dec. 19.
The Trump administration’s transport ban, that transposed dual progressing versions blocked by reduce courts, bars transport to a U.S. from 7 countries, 5 of that are primarily Muslim: Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. The other dual are North Korea and Venezuela.
The State Department pronounced progressing this month that it could not criticism on any particular case. But it pronounced that visa field from nations underneath a transport anathema can be postulated waivers if they don’t poise a confidence hazard and if their deficiency from a U.S. would means undue hardship.