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Update: Yemeni Woman Granted Waiver To Visit Dying Son

Mother granted a waiver to visit her dying son.

Yemeni woman whose two years old child is dying in the US has been granted a waiver to visit her son before he dies. The lift was made after a TV plea by her husband Ali Hassan, who went on public pleading to the US Embassy in Cairo issued a visa to her, to lift the Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several Muslim majority countries.

Meanwhile, after the plea, Shaima Swileh was granted a waiver to visit her dying son, the 21-year-old mother was seen dressed in a black dress and a white scarf, with a dark-glassed as she walked into the arrivals terminal at San Francisco airport on Wednesday Night, she was welcomed by a group of supporters who carried a placards.

Her husband has, however, expressed relief and said that with the waiver for his wife to visit her dying, this would allow them to mourn with dignity, he also added that he has been ready to take his som off life-support last week after doctors said the case was terminal, with his wife only receiving automated replies when inquiring about her visa application with US authorities.

It was reported that the dying boy grand-father had earlier told the San Francisco Chronicle that Swileh, his mother, was crying every day as she wanted to see her son “one last time” to hold him.

The waiver to the travel ban by the Trump administration is rare, the American Civil liberties Union, which opposes the US president’s order, said that only 2% of the applicant had been granted waivers.

Trump vowed during the 2016 election campaign to ban all Muslims from entering the US, despite constitutional protections for freedom of religion, after a mass shooting in California by a couple of Pakistani descent.



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