The travel ban imposed by US President Donald Trump administration’s on several Muslim countries is preventing a Yemeni mother of a 2-year-old boy on life support in a California hospital from coming to the US to say goodbye to her dying son.
Abdullah Hassan, was born in Yemen and has a form of hypomyelination, a rare brain disease that initially impacted his ability to walk and talk and is now hindering his ability to breathe, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.
His father, a US citizen who lives in Stockton, California, took him to a hospital about five months ago, where he has stayed since, the newspaper said.
The family is reportedly prepared to take Abdullah off of life support. But they told the Chronicle that the US State Department has ignored its attempts to give his mother, Shaima Swileh, a waiver to see him.
“All she wishes is to hold his hand for the last time,” Abdullah’s father, Ali Hassan, told the newspaper….