LODI, Calif. (CBS4) — Mourners gathered at a mosque in California to say goodbye to a 2-year-old boy on Saturday. The boy’s Yemeni mother successfully fought the Trump administration’s travel ban.

Abdullah Hassan died Friday at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, the Council on American-Islamic Relations said. The boy’s father, Ali Hassan, brought him there in the fall to get treatment for a genetic brain disorder.

He had been on life support when his mother, Shaima Swileh, arrived last week.

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Shaima Swileh was reunited with her 2-year-old son Abdullah Hassan in an Oakland hospital, shortly after arriving from Cairo. (credit: CAIR-Sacramento Valley)

“We are heartbroken. We had to say goodbye to our baby, the light of our lives,” Hassan, a U.S. citizen, said in a statement released by the advocacy group.


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