December 19, 2018

Yemeni mom separated from dying son by Trump travel ban ‘begged,’ ‘pleaded’ with officials for months: Lawyer

Believe_In_Me/iStock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A mother who spent more than a year fighting for a visa to be with her terminally ill child is on her way to the U.S. after being granted a visa waiver from the Trump administration's travel ban. Shaima Swileh was denied the right to travel to the U.S. because she is from Yemen – one of the countries on which the Trump administration imposed travel restrictions. Swileh’s husband, Ali Hassan, and her son, Abdullah Hassan, 2, are both U.S. citizens. Abdu..
December 19, 2018

Trump to announce US will withdraw troops from Syria: Officials

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump will announce that the U.S. will withdraw troops from Syria on Wednesday, two U.S. officials confirm. There is no timeline yet for the pace of the withdrawal, the officials said. But a separate U.S. official told ABC News it would be dependent on the security environment for the American units, so that it's safe for them to leave. Defense Secretary James Mattis has not yet signed the official orders that would trigger the actual..
December 18, 2018

She wanted to see the world before she went blind, now Michigan woman is missing in Peru

Yuri_Arcurs/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A visually impaired Michigan woman, who was on a quest to see the world before she went completely blind, vanished while vacationing in Peru, just a day after she climbed the highest peak of Machu Picchu, her worried family said. Carla Valpeoz, 35, of Detroit hasn't been heard from since Wednesday, Dec. 12, her brother, Carlos Valpeoz, told ABC News on Tuesday. "She's known her entire life that she will eventually go blind based on her condition," said C..
December 18, 2018

Yemeni woman gets reprieve from Trump travel ban to see dying son

CAIR, Sacramento Valley (SAN FRANCISCO) -- A mother who had been blocked from seeing her terminally ill child due to Trump's travel ban has been granted a visa waiver, advocates said Tuesday. Shaima Swileh's 2-year-old son, Abdullah, has a genetic brain condition that has continued to worsen, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Sacramento Valley chapter, which filed a writ of mandamus to try to help her get an expedited visa. Abdullah and his father, Ali Hassan..