SALDEF to be Interviewed Live on FOX NEWS Today
Representatives to discuss revised TSA screening procedure
Washington D.C. – August 29, 2007: The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) will be represented live by Rajbir Singh Datta, Associate Director, on Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” this afternoon. 4:00pm EST.
Additionally, Manjit Singh, SALDEF Chairman, will be appearing on Fox News Live hosted by Jon Scott and Ed Hill at NOON EST.
Mr. Datta and Mr. Singh will discuss the Transportation Security Agency’s recent decision on August 4, 2007 to allow screening officers greater “discretion” regarding passenger screening and to enforce additional screening for individuals who wear head coverings. As per the TSA, the new procedure is aimed at head coverings that can possibly hide a threatening non-metallic object. The guidance regarding the new screening procedure, provided to the 43,000 TSOs, lists the Sikh turban among others (cowboy hats, straw hats, etc.), as an example of head coverings that may potentially hide a threatening non-metallic object.
To send comments to program email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As with all live television programming, the show is subject to change without notice.
For more information on your rights as a passenger, please see below:
* New Airport Security Screening Procedure Affects Sikh Turban
* SALDEF working with TSA to Address Improper Security Screening of Sikh Americans at Nation’s Airports
* New Procedure Announced for Individuals to Clear their Name from TSA Watch Lists
* SALDEF: Airport Security and Your Rights as a Passenger (revised 8/22/07)