Your messages to the State Department made a difference! We’re celebrating after helping reunite a mother with her dying son.
Last night, Shaima Swileh landed at SFO after getting a waiver to the Muslim Ban.
While we won this victory, let’s be clear: Trump’s Muslim Ban had kept Shaima from saying goodbye to her dying child, and it will continue to keep our communities separated until it’s repealed once and for all.
As her husband, Ali Hassan, told CNN: “All families belong together. There is nobody that should be separated.”2
We knew we could count on you, Leah. And now a family that should never have been separated in the first place will finally be reunited.
We’re so grateful to our partners at CAIR California, especially the Sacramento Valley chapter, who worked with the family to bring this case to light—and to all of you who signed, posted, and prayed for this family.
This victory shows the power of our grassroots movement and the deep immorality of the Trump administration and those who enable it.
Now that we’ve exposed their cruelty and the weakness of their position, let’s not stop. Let’s keep going until all families have a chance at being whole. Let’s end family detention and mass incarceration, abolish ICE, and repeal this immoral Muslim Ban, once and for all.
Thank you again for your work in helping bring this family together for Abdullah’s final moments.