Travel ban boy has died


Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

THE two-year-old son of a Ye­meni woman who sued the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion to let her into the coun­try to be with the ail­ing boy has died.

The Coun­cil on Amer­i­canIs­lamic Re­la­tions an­nounced Ab­dul­lah Has­san died at UCSF Be­nioff Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Oak­land, where his fa­ther Ali Has­san brought him for treat­ment for a 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.

She ap­plied for a waiver in 2017, but US of­fi­cials granted it only af­ter the coun­cil sued.

Fol­low­ing their son’s death, Mr Has­san said: “We had to say good­bye to our baby, the light of our lives.”

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