Yemeni mom arrives in U.S. to see dying son

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By Dennis Romero

A Yemeni woman prohibited from entering the United States under President Trump’s travel ban arrived in San Francisco on Wednesday night to see her dying 2-year-old son, who was being treated at a Bay Area hospital.

Shaima Swileh was mobbed by well-wishers and press at San Francisco International Airport, but she did not speak. The woman, who has been trying to enter the country for more than a year, her supporters say, was granted a visa waiver Tuesday by the U.S. State Department following intense media attention.

Her son, Abdullah Hassan, who suffers a genetic brain condition, was brought to the United States for treatment by Swileh’s husband and the boy’s father, Ali Hassan, 22, an American citizen living with family in Stockton, California.


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