Mourners carry Abdullah’s casket at the California Islamic Center in Lodi, California. (Autumn Payne/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
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Under a cloudless winter day, Ali Hassan carried his son's small body to bury at an Islamic cemetery in California's Central Valley.On a trip to the warn-torn country in 2016, he fell in love with Swileh and married her that same year.Because she is Yemeni, Swileh was restricted from traveling to the United States under the White House travel ban that's keeping citizens from Yemen and four other mostly Muslim countries from entering the country.The family stayed in Cairo, Egypt, while Swileh tried to obtain a waiver to the ban that would have allowed her a visa to travel with her family to the United States to receive medical treatment for the boy. Hassan said he hopes his family's struggle will lead to policy changes and families like his will not have to separate.
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