Woman claims her Muslim husband was fed nothing but pork by Border Patrol after being detained despite having work permit
The woman, identified as Jennifer Asif, has said that her husband, Adnan Asif Parveen, who is a dual Pakistani-Spanish citizen, was told to 'eat pork sandwiches or nothing.'
An Ohio woman has claimed that her Muslim husband was fed nothing but pork sandwiches for a week after being detained by the US Border Patrol despite having a valid work permit, according to reports.
The woman, identified as Jennifer Asif, has said that her husband, Adnan Asif Parveen, who is a dual Pakistani-Spanish citizen, was told to "eat pork sandwiches or nothing" and was kept in a crowded detention center in Texas, according to the Daily Mail.
Reports state that ever since Jennifer made the allegations, her husband's green card application has been rejected by US authorities and he's still being detained and threatened with deportation.
The couple reportedly met through a dating app in 2014, when Adnan was visiting his family members in New York. He married Jennifer two years later in 2016 and applied for a green card. Although his application is pending, he has been awarded a work permit.
The pair live in Columbus, Ohio, however, Adnan, who works as a semi-truck driver, was driving to south Texas, where he was stopped at a border patrol checkpoint on January 11. Reports state that due to a delay in receiving a paper copy proving he had a valid work permit, he was arrested and put in detention. He could only show them the permit later which expired in August.
Jennifer, while sharing her husband's ordeal on a GoFundMe page, said that he "slept on the floor with a foil blanket in a refrigerated room and offered only one sandwich for every eight hours."
The woman claimed that when her husband told the officers that it was against his religion to eat pork, they told him to "eat that or nothing."
Adnan reportedly had to resolve to picking off the meat eat nothing but bread for the six days in detention. Reports state that he has been moved to Port Isabel Detention Centre in South Texas.
Jennifer set a GoFundMe page stating that Adnan was the family's main source of income and that she had lost her part-time job because of her traveling to Texas to visit him.
"I am trying to keep things afloat, but I am facing eviction and can't afford any more for the lawyers needed to get him out," she said. "If he doesn't get a bond soon or gets deported I will lose my home and my husband," she wrote, adding "this has been the worst month in my whole life and in Dani's."