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A woman prays at the memorial site of Balbir Singh Sodhi, who was the first victim of a hate crime in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

At the memorial Wednesday, Catholics, Muslims, Christians and more gathered to remember Balbir Singh Sodhi, who was shot and killed four days after the horrific attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 by a man incensed by anti-immigrant sentiments and allegedly looking for revenge. Read more»

Arizona led the nation in deportation hearings for Indians last year and again in the first quarter of 2016, according to a TRAC analysis of Department of Homeland Security data.

They come across the Arizona border in search of a better life, hundreds of them every year, leaving behind a native country where they no longer feel safe. India. Arizona leads the nation in the number of deportation hearings for immigrants from that Asian nation. Read more»

Rana Sodhi talks about a report on American perceptions of Sikhs. Sodhi’s brother, Balbir Singh Sodhi, was killed four days after 9/11 by a man who mistook him for an Arab.

Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh man in the religion’s traditional turban, was one of the first victims of the hate crimes against immigrants that followed the 9/11 attacks. His brother, Rana Sodhi, has made it his “life mission” to educate people about his faith and values. Read more»

Spanish Sikhs in 2011.

Sikhs have been targeted as victims of hate crimes since September 11, 2001. Here are some facts about the religion. Read more»