(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: Chicago Weather: Nice Weather Continues
But that was also the day after President Trump signed his travel-ban executive order, and Algonaimi’s visa was revoked.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: Officer Struck By Car While Directing Traffic In South Loop, 2 In Custody
The setback devastated her family.
With the help of two Indiana congressman, lawyers and her family, Algonaimi finally arrived Friday.MORE NEWS: Some Illinois Schools Gave More Failing Grades After COVID Began