Imam Husham Al-Hussainy of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center told the local news that Hager's mother did not pass away on Saturday as a result of the travel ban.
Mike Hager speaking to Fox 2 Detroit revealed that he and his family fled Iraq during the Gulf War.
Hager, who is a US citizen, was allowed to board the USA -bound flight Friday after Trump's order, but his mother and three other family members were not allowed to fly, even though they have green cards. As they prepared to fly back to the US, Hager was allowed to board the flight but his mother and three other family members were not allowed to fly, despite holding green cards.
Hager said he recently went to Iraq along with his mother to visit family members when she fell ill.
They didn't think it would be a problem, since they all live in the United States, and they thought they would be able to get her to treatment when they returned.
Following the incident, Hager shared that he is both concerned for when his nephews and niece will be allowed to return to the US and whether his own status as an American citizen will be compromised.
"I was just shocked".
"The immigration [official] told us that the President of the United States put an order right now - you guys can not go".
"They destroyed us. I went with my family, I came back by myself", Hager said.
Hager had blamed President Trump for the death of his mother, claiming that had she not been held in her home country she would have survived.
One day later, Mr Hager said, his mother died. He then claimed that his mom passed away in Iraq on Saturday, as he was traveling to the United States.
Hager blames his mother's death on Trump and his decision to temporarily ban the citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering America.
Naimma has had a green card for 20 years and lived with her son, a small business owner, in MI.
Trump's executive order effectively banning people from certain countries and refugees was met with dismay and protest. Hager said if it weren't for the order, his mom would still be alive today. A few years later, he chose to return to his home country as an American serviceman, working with the U.S. Special Forces as an interpreter and adviser. "Now I'm coming over here with my family not with me", he said.