(CBS) – Several agonizing weeks finally came to an end for a Syrian woman Friday in Chicago.
On Jan. 28, Sahar Algonaimi flew to O’Hare International Airport to be with her sick mother, who’d just had a mastectomy.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And Motion
But that was also the day after President Trump signed his travel-ban executive order, and Algonaimi’s visa was revoked. Attorneys believe the Syrian citizen was the first person to be sent back from O’Hare.READ MORE: 2 Injured In Shooting On Dan Ryan Expressway Near 57th Street
The setback devastated her family.
With the help of two Indiana congressman, lawyers and her family, Algonaimi finally arrived Friday.MORE NEWS: Jefferson Park Homeowner Creates Visual Magic, With Huge Rotating Christmas Tree Poking Through Roof; 'Go Big, Or Go Home'