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Two-year-old whose Yemeni mom fought for U.S. visa to revisit him dies in hospital

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.

Abdullah Hassan, 2-years-old during UCSF’s Benioff Chidren’s Hospital, Oakland.Courtesy Ali Hassan

“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.

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