Monday, December 17, 2018

Trump travel ban keeping mother from dying 2-year-old son in California, family says

Updated on: December 17, 2018

Abdullah Hassan, 2, has been on life support at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland for the past month. He was born with a brain condition that caused weekly seizures, according to his father Ali Hassan.

CBS San Francisco reports Hassan says his son's condition is not improving, and he just wants his wife, Shaima Swileh, to see their son one last time. But President's Trumps travel ban, which applies to travelers from mostly Muslim majority nations, is keeping her from entering the U.S.


Hassan is a U.S. citizen living in Stockton. His son was born in Yemen, but later became a U.S. citizen. Swileh, is a Yemeni national living in Egypt.

In October, Hassan brought his son from Cairo to the U.S. for medical treatment. That was the last time the toddler saw his mother.

"It's horrible right now to be honest," said Hassan. "I'm going through it and my wife is going through it. My son is in critical condition right now. He's really, really unhealthy."

Hassan says his son is not expected to live much longer.

The U.S. State Department is processing her request for a waiver to get her into the U.S., according to the family. But time is running out.


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