The Latest: Yemeni mom reunites with dying son in Oakland

In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, photo released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Sacramento Valley, Shaima Swileh holds her dying 2-year-old son Abdullah at a hospital in Oakland, Calif. Swileh, a Yemeni mother who fought for the right to see her dying son, arrived Wednesday night after the Trump administration gave her a long-sought waiver to its travel ban. (Council on American-Islamic Relations, Sacramento Valley via AP)
Supporters of Shaima Swileh hold up signs as they await her arrival at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Swileh is the Yemeni mother who won her fight for a waiver from the Trump administration's travel ban that would allow her to go to California to see her dying 2-year-old son. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
This recent but undated photo, released Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Sacramento, Calif., shows Ali Hassan with his dying 2-year-old son Abdullah in a Sacramento hospital. The boy's Yemeni mother, blocked by the Trump administration's travel ban, has won her fight for a waiver that would allow her to travel to California to see her son. Basim Elkarra of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Sacramento said Shaima Swileh was granted a visa Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, and will be flying to San Francisco on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (Council on American-Islamic Relations via AP)
Ali Hassan, center, speaks at a news conference after his wife Shaima Swileh, hidden, arrived at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Swileh is the Yemeni mother who won her fight for a waiver from the Trump administration's travel ban that would allow her to go to California to see her dying 2-year-old son. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Shaima Swileh, center with her back turned, is greeted by supporters after arriving at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Swileh is the Yemeni mother who won her fight for a waiver from the Trump administration's travel ban that would allow her to go to California to see her dying 2-year-old son. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
This recent but undated photo, released Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Sacramento, Calif., shows Ali Hassan kissing his dying 2-year-old son Abdullah in a Sacramento hospital. The boy's Yemeni mother, blocked by the Trump administration's travel ban, has won her fight for a waiver that would allow her to travel to California to see her son. Basim Elkarra of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Sacramento, Calif., said Shaima Swileh was granted a visa Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, and will be flying to San Francisco on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (Council on American-Islamic Relations via AP)

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Latest on a Yemeni mother who fought to see her dying son in the U.S. (all times local):

9 a.m.

A Yemeni mother who was at the center of a yearlong legal battle for the right to give her dying son has been reunited with her child at a California hospital.

A photograph released by Council on American-Islamic Relations shows Shaima Swileh holding her 2-year-old son Abdullah at the hospital in Oakland. The boy is on life-support.

Swileh arrived at San Francisco International Airport Wednesday night after a yearlong fight to travel to the United States to be by her son's side.

The U.S. granted her a visa after lawyers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations sued.

The boy's father is a U.S. citizen who brought his son to California to get treatment for a genetic brain disorder.

Citizens from Yemen and four other mostly Muslim countries, along with North Korea and Venezuela, are restricted from coming to the United States under the travel ban.

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8:30 p.m.

A Yemeni mother who was at the center of a yearlong legal battle for the right to give her dying son one last kiss has arrived in the United States.

Shaima Swileh was greeted by a crowd of well-wishers as she arrived at San Francisco International Airport Wednesday night. She was on her way to see her 2-year-old son Abdullah, who is on life-support at an Oakland hospital.

The U.S. granted her a visa after lawyers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations sued.

The boy's father is an American citizen who brought his son to California to get treatment for a genetic brain disorder.

Citizens from Yemen and four other mostly Muslim countries, along with North Korea and Venezuela, are restricted from coming to the United States under the travel ban.

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ban in a 5-4 ruling in June.

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