New York Sen. Chuck Schumer recently helped an Indian athlete get a visa to come to the U.S to compete in an event. After overcoming Trump’s travel ban, that athlete was allowed entry but has now been charged with a sex crime against a child.
Schumer, petitioned for Tanveer Hussain and his manager to be granted entry to the U.S after they were denied a visa in the immediate days after President Trump signed his executive order on immigration and refugees according to the Washington Post.
Hussian is from India — not one of the countries included in Trump’s travel ban — so it’s not clear why his visa was initially denied.
But after Schumer pulled strings for Hussain to obtain a visa, Hussain and his team manager were welcomed to Saranac Lake with a “hero’s welcome.”
According to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Hussain, 24, was charged with first-degree felony sexual assault and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.
From the Post:
The parents of the 12-year-old girl who was allegedly involved said the incident happened Monday, after the three-day snowshoe competition, and reported it to local authorities.
Chief Charles A. Potthast Jr. of the Saranac Lake Village police force said the girl was playing pool Monday afternoon with other young people at the inn where Hussain was staying.
“There was a moment when the two were alone, and that’s when the incident occurred,” Potthast said. The girl told police that there was a “passionate kiss” and that Hussain touched her in an intimate area on top of her clothing.
Following the arrest, Schumer has said very little on the matter. Despite the fact that if it wasn’t for him, Hussain would not have been allowed into the U.S and this crime wouldn’t of had happened!