BOSTON (CBS) — The parents of a badly-burned 2-year-old Iraqi refugee who is waiting to undergo surgery in Boston will finally be granted permission to join their son.
Dilbreen Muhsin is in need of ongoing surgery to ensure his vision after he was hurt when a heater exploded in the refugee camp where he was staying with his family.READ MORE: First Snow Of Season A Hopeful Sign For Businesses That Rely On Winter Weather
U.K.-based humanitarian aid group Road to Peace rushed Dilbreen to Boston last year, where he had an initial surgery at Shriner’s Hospital–but Road to Peace’s Sally Becker said he couldn’t have his next procedure without his parents here.READ MORE: Doctors: Plenty Of Time To Get COVID Booster Shot Before Holidays
The problem: Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrant travel from seven countries for 90 days was keeping them out of the country.
But Becker said Thursday that Dilbreen’s parents have a meeting scheduled at the US Consul this Sunday. They had previously been told their meeting was cancelled.MORE NEWS: Skier Triggers Avalanche On Mount Washington
Dilbreen’s father returned to Iraq after Dilbreen’s October surgery to be with his wife, who gave birth to Dilbreen’s little brother. The couple ironically named the boy “Trump”–to them, the name represented freedom from ISIS, the group they had fled.