Hassan is a U.S. citizen and so was his son. President Donald Trump issued an executive order days after taking office that restricted visas for Yemen nationals and citizens of other countries. That kept Swileh out of the United States, the Bee reported.
Attorneys for the family said embassy officials in Cairo ignored 28 "desperate pleas," including medical documents confirming the boy's condition from the family, to expedite Swileh's visa request, the Chronicle reported.
“With their courage, this family has inspired our nation to confront the realities of Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban,” Saad Sweilem, a civil rights attorney with the Council on American-Islamic Relations Sacramento Valley office, said in a statement. “In his short life, Abdullah has been a guiding light for all of us in the fight against xenophobia and family separation.”
Abdullah's funeral is scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Lodi, California, the Bee reported.