Injured child’s family’s visas revoked


Melanie Slay

A two-year-old child, Dilbireen, came to the U.S. last year to receive medical treatment for severe burns after a fire in his home in a refugee camp. He now lives with a family in Lansing, Michigan, while his own family of his parents and baby brother live in their native country, Iraq. After Trump’s travel ban, their visas were revoked. The family is now frantic that they will not be able to get back to Dilbireen and that he might be returned to Iraq without the additional surgeries needed to improve the function of his face.

President Donald Trump continues to fight the current suspension of his ban, and families in dire situations all over the world face similar fears while their future remains in limbo.