2-year-old Yemeni boy whose mom sued US to see him has died

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The 2-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 American-Islamic Relations announced Friday that Abdallah Hassan had died in an Oakland hospital.

He suffered from a genetic brain condition.

The boy’s father brought him to the United States for medical treatment in October.

His mother Shaima Swileh remained behind in their Egypt home.

The boy and his father are U.S. citizens but Swileh is not.

Yemeni citizens are restricted from entering the United States under President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

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

Swileh held her son for the first time in the hospital on Dec. 19.

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