Iranian baby caught in Trump’s ban to undergo surgery in US
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 4
By Farhad Daneshvar – Trend:
Federal officials have granted a waiver for Fatemeh Reshad, a four-month Iranian baby with a heart defect, to arrive in the US with her parents for surgery.
"This evening we were pleased to learn that the federal government has now granted Fatemeh Reshad and her family boarding documents to come to the United States," CNN quoted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as saying on Friday.
"We will continue to work with the International Refugee Assistance Project and their partners to ensure this baby receives the treatment she needs, and fight for those being unfairly shut out of America's gates by this policy," the official added.
According to media reports, the Iranian baby girl suffers from structural abnormalities and two holes in her heart.
Fatemeh Reshad’s parents were scheduled to meet with doctors in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, but were barred from traveling from Tehran to Portland, Fatemeh’s uncle, Samad Teghizadeh, told CNN Thursday.
The delay comes after Trump's executive order put an abrupt stop on travel to the US for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran.