A two-year-old Abdullah Hassan whose mother struggled hard and fought a legal battle to visit him has lost his life in Oakland children’s hospital, California.
Mr. Hassan traveled to California for Abdullah Hassan treatment about three months ago.
He was suffering from a brain disease, hypomyelination, since his birth. It is a brain disease which affects his ability to take the breath. His mother was banned to visit her son for being the resident of one of mainly majority-Muslim countries to whom Trump-administration has imposed a travel ban.
Finally, US granted her permission to enter the US days before her son’s death. She reached there on 19 December.
Shaima Swileh fought for a waiver to see her dying son, Abdullah Hassan.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (Cair) stated that his death has left us heartbroken. Abdullah’s father, Ali Hassan expressed his grieve that “we had to say goodbye to our baby, the light of our lives”.
Abdullah and his father have US nationality but mother belongs to Yemen. The family shifted to Cairo, Egypt after civil war broke out in Yemen. At that time, Abdullah’s age was only eight months.
Mr. Hassan traveled to California for his son’s treatment about three months ago. When doctors confirmed about Abdullah’s terminal condition then Shaima Swileh applied for US visa. However, they received rejection letter over US president’s travel ban and have to fought a legal battle.
The Trump administration has put a travel ban on seven countries including Muslim majority countries like Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. The other countries came under the travel ban too are North Korea and Venezuela.
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