Iranian baby allowed to enter US after Trump’s travel ban Iranian baby allowed to enter US after Trump’s travel ban
A four-month-old girl with a serious heart condition was granted an emergency waiver late Friday after she was denied a flight to the United... Iranian baby allowed to enter US after Trump’s travel ban

A four-month-old girl with a serious heart condition was granted an emergency waiver late Friday after she was denied a flight to the United States thanks to Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven majority-Muslim countries.

“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,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Friday, adding that a law firm would fund the family’s travel to the states and that doctors at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital had offered to perform the surgery pro-bono.


“Bizarrely, the federal ban would prevent this child from receiving medical care and literally endanger her life,” he continued. “It is repugnant to all we believe as Americans and as members of the human family.”

Prior to the announcement, Fatemeh’s parents were scheduled to meet with paramedics in Portland, Oregon but were prohibited from entering the country from Tehran.

“For getting the visa, they ask for a lot of the paperwork,” the infant’s uncle, Samad Teghizadeh, told told KPTV news. “You have to do many things, you know. For three weeks we [were] working for every single thing they wanted.”

“It’s like a nightmare,” he continued. “All the paper, everything was ready, and just in the last minute they canceled everything.”

In response to her story, congressional Democrats sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson requesting the waiter for the infant and her parents.

The four-month-old has two holes in her heart and a twisted artery which requires immediate surgery. The family’s attorney told the Guardian that there’s a 20-30 percent chance of success with surgery in Iran and there’s a 97 percent chance of success in the states.

Henry Okafor

  • Kia

    2017-02-04 #1 Author

    I dont understand why trump would ban people. I thought he want us to be great.

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  • Ronda

    2017-02-04 #2 Author

    God is good 😊 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

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  • Ronda

    2017-02-04 #3 Author

    God is good 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

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  • Janay

    2017-02-05 #4 Author

    What horrible news

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  • Makagbeh Kromah

    2017-02-05 #5 Author

    You guys post cute baby pictures ❤️

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  • Autumn Hawkins

    2017-02-05 #6 Author

    Bless this family

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  • Laquandra Anderson

    2017-02-05 #7 Author

    God is so good…cute baby

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  • Stephanie

    2017-02-05 #8 Author

    Yes god is good ilour babies are blessing that nothing can stop

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  • Me

    2017-02-05 #9 Author

    Idk u trump would do That

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  • trinity

    2017-02-05 #10 Author

    pretty messed up what he’s doing . cute baby thou

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  • Kedra

    2017-02-05 #11 Author

    Omg😍 awww she is so beautiful and health. 😍😍😍😍

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  • Sol Gabriela

    2017-02-05 #12 Author

    God is in control7

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  • Brianna

    2017-02-05 #13 Author

    Thank God she was able to come here. Hopefully she will get the help she needs. It is unfortunate what he is trying to do to the U.S.

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  • Thai Santana

    2017-02-05 #14 Author

    Thank God for allowing her to come. 🙌🏽🙌🏽

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  • Samantha

    2017-02-06 #15 Author

    So amazing!! I’m glad she got the help she needs!

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  • Fadilat Usman

    2017-02-07 #16 Author

    Awesome God Now she would live a better life, So happy for her

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  • Dominique

    2017-02-08 #17 Author

    Thank God 🙌🏾 #DumpTrump 👎🏽

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