(WFLA/CNN Newsource) – A 2-year-old boy on life support in a California hospital may not be able to see his mother before he passes away.
President Trump’s travel ban is restricting her from entering the country to be with her son one last time.
“Just breaking my heart looking at my son facing death. He’s about to die soon. His mother is just unable to touch him, to see him, to even give him a kiss before he can go,” said the boy’s father, Ali Hassan.
Abdullah Hassan, is on life support at a children’s hospital in Oakland.
Abdullah is suffering from a genetic brain condition.
His mother, who is a Yemeni national living in Egypt, is unable to come to the US because of the White House’s travel ban that restricts nationals of Yemen and six other countries from entering the country.
Ali Hassan has been holding out hope.
“I’m trying for my wife to see him before I take the life support out,” he said.
He and his son are American citizens.
He said he brought the boy to the US for medical treatment when his condition worsened a few months ago.
Now, the council on American-Islamic Relations is stepping up to try and speed up the process to bring his wife to America.
“We are calling for the Department of State to issue a Muslim ban waiver to allow the wife of a U.S. citizen, the mother of a U.S. citizen to hold her child one last time,” said CAIR Executive Director Basim Elkarra.
“Time is running out. Please help us get my family together again,” pleaded Hassan.