National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC), Korean Resource Center (KRC), National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), and the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) join the call of refugee and immigrant rights organizations, families, and community members across the country in condemning raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeting Central American children and families who came seeking protection from life-threatening violence in their home countries.
SAALT Issue Brief on 2014 Department of Justice Guidance for Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding the Use of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, National Origin, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Or Gender Identity
This brief outlines the difference between the 2003 and 2014 versions of the DOJ Guidance regarding the use of protected characteristics in law enforcement and its impact on South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Middle Eastern, and Arab communities.
SAALT and our allies are tracking hate crimes committed against South Asian, Sikh, Muslim and Arab communities.
We express our deepest condolences for the victims of Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA during a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center that left 14 people dead and 21 people wounded. The two suspects named by local authorities as Syed Rizwan Farook, 28 and Tashfeen Malik, 27 were killed by police yesterday.
Three years ago today on August 5, 2012 a known white supremacist murdered six Sikh-Americans at their Gurdwara or place of worship in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. SAALT continues to mourn and honor the victims: Suveg Singh, Satwant Singh Kaleka, Ranjit Singh, Paramjit Kaur, Sita Singh, and Prakash Singh.
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