A lot has changed since the original introduction of the Safety Kit.
Here is an updated, modem and browser friendly version.
US Department of Transportation Turban Policy
Your Legal Rights as a Sikh Traveler Document
Serves to Protect the Civil Rights of Traveling Sikhs, prepared by Sikh
Rights if you are Stopped for Immigration Questioning" from the
National Lawyers Guild.
What rights do I have?
The Right to Advocate for Change. The First Amendment to the U. S.
Constitution protects the rights of groups and individuals who advocate
changes in laws, government practices, and even the form of government.
The Right to Remain Silent. The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution
provides that every person has the right to remain silent in the face of
questions posed by any police officer or government agent.
The Right to be Free from "Unreasonable Searches and
Seizures." The Fourth Amendment is supposed to protect your
privacy. Without a warrant, no government agent is allowed to search
your home or office and you can refuse to let them in. Know, however,
that it is easy for the government to monitor your telephone calls,
conversations in your office, home, car, or meeting place, as well as
mail. E-mail is particularly insecure. The government has already begun
stepping up its monitoring of e-mails. Use of an encryption program such
as PGP offers relatively secure protection for e-mail communication.
Constitutional rights cannot be suspended even during a sate of emergency or
Printable versions of: Your
Constitutional Rights | What if I am not
Updated Information and Resources
Sikh Communications Council | The Sikh Coalition | SMART
National Lawyers Guild, Irwin Singh, Amrith Kaur Mago, Attacks On Sikhs