Congresswoman Lee Statement on the Immigration Case of Shaima Swileh

Oakland, CA — Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement regarding the immigration case of Shaima Swileh:

“As a mother myself, I am stunned by the cruelty of barring a mother from reuniting with her sick child. The case of Shaima Swileh shows clearly the damage wreaked on families across this country by the Trump administration’s un-American travel ban. I am committed to doing all I can to fight it and to restore decency and humanity to our nation’s immigration laws. I have written to the State Department to urge this administration to grant Swileh’s request for a ban waiver and will work with her family and federal authorities to help reunite her with her son, Abdullah.”