A group of Sikh activists has launched an online petition asking Indian-American Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Devi Harris to apologize to the community for allegedly defending a discriminatory policy in 2011 when she was California’s Attorney General. The online petition was launched last week by Rajdeep Singh Jolly, a Sikh lawyer in Washington, D.C.
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The parents of a 6-year-old Indian girl, who died June 12 in the Arizona desert, say they made the journey because they were desperate to seek asylum in the U.S. In a statement released by the nonprofit Sikh Coalition June 24, the parents of Gurupreet Kaur said that they wanted a safer and better life for their daughter.
In yet another major victory for Sikh Americans seeking to serve in all branches of the U.S. military with all of their religious symbols intact, an active Airman has been permitted by the U.S. Air Force to wear a turban, beard, and unshorn hair in according with his Sikh faith.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers visited the Oak Creeek gurudwara in Wisconsin to meet with the local community and to honor and remember the six people who were killed in the gurudrwara by a gunman with white supremacist ties on August 5, 2012.
Sikh community organizations have joined hands to protest the alleged torture and violation of civil and religious rights of Sikhs held by ICE in El Paso in Texas and other detention centers across the country for illegal border crossing.
As America faces a huge shortage of commercial truck drivers, immigrants such as Sikh-Americans and others are being seen as a possible solution. Some experts highlight the important role immigrants can play in reducing the shortage, with a Sikh advocacy group saying that several thousands of independent Sikh truck drivers have joined the profession in the last few years
An American man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for a brutal attack on a Sikh American taxi driver in Seattle city last year. Swarn Singh, 53, was assaulted with a hammer by Rory Benson on December 16, 2017. The accused pleaded guilty to the attack and was given the sentence by a court in Seattle late last week, the community's civil rights group — Sikh Coalition — tweeted on Tuesday.
In the 1980s, when Sikh immigrants from India began arriving in New Jersey in significant numbers, they lacked a proper house of worship, so they set up a tent on a patch of dirt and began to pray. Much has changed since then.
Separate attacks on two Sikh men in California reported within a span of less than one week have brought to the front burner lingering concerns about hate crime in the state, which has increased significantly for the third year in a row.
As many as 52 asylum-seekers from India, most of them Sikhs, have been held at a federal detention facility in Sheridan, Oregon, for being part of a large contingent of illegal immigrants.