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US Congress to investigate TSA profiling of Hindu, Muslim, and Asian visitors

Excerpt from Hindustan Times

May 24, 2013 8:39 am

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Races and religions outside of this investigation have also felt unfairly targeted by U.S. airport security, signaling a need for a deeper investigation into TSA training and behavior detection that’s not based on appearance.

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A key US Congressional panel has passed a legislative amendment that calls for investigations into racial and religious profiling of Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims and those from South Asia at various US airports.

The amendment in this regard moved by Congressman Mike Honda to the Homeland Security Appropriations Act is an effort by lawmakers to ensure that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers respect privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties during security screenings. TSA is the federal agency responsible for airport security.

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