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.