Trump travel ban keeps Yemeni mother from seeing dying son in US

Trump travel ban keeps Yemeni mother from seeing dying son in US

December 19, 2018

The US State Department is yet to respond to several requests for a waiver, including by CAIR.

    Two-year-old Abdullah Hassan is dying in a California hospital, but his Yemeni mother cannot travel to the United States to say goodbye to him. The Trump administration’s travel ban on the citizens of five Muslim-majority countries is preventing her from joining her husband who is accompanying the infant for the treatment of a rare brain disease.

    Despite several requests to issue a waiver, including by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the US State Department is yet to respond.

    Al Jazeera’s Mike Hanna reports from Washington, DC.

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