Charlie Gard is given legal permanent residence in US by Congress so ‘he can fly to the States for world class treatment’

Daily Mail – July 19, 2017

Charlie Gard is being given legal and permanent residence in the US by Congress in order to allow him to fly to America for treatment.

Jeff Fortenberry, Republican U.S. Representative for Nebraska, tweeted: ‘We just passed amendment that grants permanent resident status to #CharlieGard and family so Charlie can get the medical treatment he needs.’

It is the latest move by US lawmakers who are determined to keep up the pressure on Great Ormond Street doctors in the on-going international political row over the 11-month-old’s medical care.

But legal sources said Charlie is the subject of a High Court order and it made no difference what passport he held.

And last Friday, the judge made it clear it would be illegal for Charlie to travel to America without his permission.

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