New York Governor offers to help Iranian infant who can’t enter US for heart transplant

An Iranian infant, who was unable to get into USA for heart transplant surgery, can receive care in New York if the Trump administration can permit her into the country, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
Fatemah Taghizadeh’s parents booked appointment with doctors in Oregon for emergency surgery on February 5.
According to AN Oregon Live report, the infant’s embassy appointment was cancelled because of the controversial executive order banning the entry of citizens from seven countries, including Iran, into United States.
Andrew Cuomo took to Twitter to express his outrage against the orer and said that he would be glad to help little Fatemah.
He tweeted: Here’s the consequence of this un-American policy. An exception should be made. If OR has issue, NY will provide care.”
Meanwhile, Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and immigration lawyers are trying to help the baby’s uncle and grandfather obtain an exception to the travel ban so Fatemah can get the surgery required for a grave condition.
“The pain and damage of this flawed federal policy is especially repulsive in this case preventing a child from getting life saving treatment,” New York Post quoted Cuomo’s spokesman Rich Azzopardi as saying.
He added that the Governor would personally step into make sure the child gets adequate health care.

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