Yemeni mom wins fight to fly to US to give dying son kiss

    This recent but undated photo, released Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Sacramento, Calif., shows Ali Hassan with his dying 2-year-old son Abdullah in a Sacramento hospital. The boy's Yemeni mother, blocked by the Trump administration's travel ban, has won her fight for a waiver that would allow her to travel to California to see her son. Basim Elkarra of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Sacramento said Shaima Swileh was granted a visa Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, and will be flying to San Francisco on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (Council on American-Islamic Relations via AP)<p>{/p}

    After a yearlong legal battle, a Yemeni mother will get to come to the U.S. to give her dying son one last kiss.

    Shaima Swileh is expected to arrive to San Francisco on Wednesday on her way to see her 2-year-old son Abdullah, who is on life-support at an Oakland hospital.

    The U.S. granted her a visa after lawyers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations sued.

    The boy's father is an American citizen who brought his son to California to get treatment for a genetic brain disorder.

    Citizens from Yemen and four other mostly Muslim countries, along with North Korea and Venezuela, are restricted from coming to the United States under the travel ban.

    The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ban in a 5-4 ruling in June.

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