SAALT, CAIR Condemn Southwest Airlines’ Racial and Religious Profiling of Muslim Professor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: South Asian Amer­i­cans Lead­ing Togeth­er (SAALT), joined 30 oth­er nation­al and local civ­il rights orga­ni­za­tions,* includ­ing the Coun­cil on Amer­i­­can-Islam­ic Rela­tions (CAIR), in con­demn­ing South­west Air­lines’ treat­ment of a preg­nant Mus­lim-Amer­i­­can pro­fes­sor, Ani­la Daulatzai, in Sep­tem­ber. In … Con­tin­ue read­ing

#ByeBan: SAALT Statement on the Rescission of the Muslim & African Bans

Since Jan­u­ary 27th, 2017, count­less fam­i­lies have been sep­a­rat­ed, detained, and refused fair treat­ment under the Mus­lim Ban – but as of yes­ter­day, hope and jus­tice feel near­er, as Pres­i­dent Biden has signed an exec­u­tive order to end the Ban, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

F‑1 Visas & Fall 2020 Schooling

If you’re a stu­dent on an F1 visa, here are some resources that can help you right now: If you’re look­ing for legal sup­port, ADC is pro­vid­ing legal assis­tance here, and CAIR-SF Bay Area is pro­vid­ing assis­tance here.  On 6/9 at 10PM EST, the South Asian Bar Asso­ci­a­tion and the North … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Black Lives Matter.

Wash­ing­ton, DC., May 25, 2020:  On Mon­day, May 25, a white police offi­cer named Derek Chau­vin held his knee down on George Floy­d’s neck for 8 min­utes and 46 sec­onds. Three oth­er police offi­cers stood by, doing noth­ing to stop Floy­d’s … Con­tin­ue read­ing

SAALT Joins Allies in Demanding NYPD Investigate attack on Hindu Priest as a Hate Crime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2019 SAALT joins Sad­hana, CAIR, and faith based allies in call­ing for the NYPD to inves­ti­gate the attack on Swa­mi Ji Har­ish Chan­der Puri in Queens, NY  as a hate crime.  Swa­mi Ji Har­ish Chan­der Puri was … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Coalition Letter to House Homeland Security Committee: Concerns about Domestic Terrorism Hearing

May 8, 2019 Dear Chair­man Thomp­son and Rank­ing Mem­ber Rogers: As civ­il lib­er­ties and com­­mu­ni­­ty-based orga­ni­za­tions, we sub­mit this state­ment for the record in response to the hear­ing on domes­tic ter­ror­ism in order to share our con­cerns about the rise of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Statement of Concern Regarding April 9 Congressional Hearing on Hate Crimes and White Nationalism

April 8, 2019 Dear Chair­man Nadler and Rank­ing Mem­ber Collins, We write to share our con­cerns with you and mem­bers of the House Judi­cia­ry Com­mit­tee regard­ing the April 9 hear­ing on Hate Crimes and The Rise of White Nation­al­ism. We believe … Con­tin­ue read­ing