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Dozens of Indians Being Separated from Their Families, Detained in Oregon

Many only speak Hindi or Punjabi, and have not received help from translators or any legal aid, according to the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, a social justice organization.

Dozens of South Asians seeking asylum have been detained at a federal prison in Oregon as part of President Donald Trump’s border policy, according to reports.

Out of the 123 immigrants that were transferred to the facility over the past month, 52 are reportedly Indian, mainly Sikhs and Christians, who say they are fleeing religious persecution, according to a report in The Oregonian newspaper.

Read it at India West

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