Sikhs will remain subject to extra screening, TSA says

The Transportation Security Administration will continue to require extra screenings of Sikhs who wear turbans even after advanced imaging technology scanners are put in place throughout the U.S. Advocacy groups have complained that subjecting Sikhs to extra screening amounts to racial profiling. Under current policies, Sikhs may have their turbans patted down by a TSA agent. Alternatively, they may pat down their own turbans and then have their hands inspected for trace chemicals. The TSA has not stated whether the scanners are capable of seeing through the turbans.

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