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ACLU urges CBP officials to stop confiscating Sikh asylees’ turbans

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Sikhism requires that men wear turbans and do not cut their hair. Record numbers of migrants from India have been detained at the US-Mexico border. Many hail from India's Punjab, where more than half of residents are Sikh. American Civil Liberties Union: Turban confiscations "blatantly violate federal law"
ACLU urges CBP officials to stop confiscating Sikh asylees’ turbans
12 days ago·Washington, United States

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