Detroit Man Allegedly Lied About Mom Dying In Iraq Due To Trumps Travel Ban
The woman had lived in America as a permanent resident since 1995, and was in Iraq visiting when she became ill.
Mike Hager is a US Citizen from Iraq, according to FOX 2 Detroit, who had gone to get his mother to bring back here for treatment. Initial reports stated that his mother, two of his nephews and his niece were turned away from the airport, leaving him to fly back alone. According to Hager, she died the next day. New reports have surfaced saying that this was actually a lie, and that she died before the ban was even put in place. The update from FOX 2 Detroit reports that the leader of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center in Dearborn, Husham Al-Hussainy, confirmed that his mother died on January 22 - five days before the ban was put into place.