Iranian baby girl in need of heart surgery gets waiver to enter US

February 4, 2017 13:07

A four-month-old Iranian baby in need of an emergency heart surgery has received a waiver to enter the United States, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday.

Fatemeh Reshad was not allowed into the US after President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week banning people from seven predominately Muslim countries, including Iran.

Earlier on Friday, US Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, a Democrat from Oregon, criticized the ban on the US House of Representatives.

"Now I don't know what the President had in mind when he signed that order, but it probably wasn't baby Fatemeh. Keeping four-month-old babies out of our country does not make us safer. It puts her life in danger and diminishes the United States in the eyes of the world," Bonamici said.

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