Government

Muslim Employee Files Discrimination Complaint Against DMV Over Prayer Schedule Dispute

A Muslim employee of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has filed a discrimination complaint alleging his requests for special scheduling to accommodate prayer and Ramadan observances were rejected.The man, identified in the affidavit as a 40-year-old Bengali-American, claims his original request for religious accommodation was honored, but upon filing for an extension […]

Trump Admin Moves to Collect DNA of Migrants

The Trump administration is working to implement new policies that would enable the collection of DNA samples from migrants who have been detained by U.S. authorities.The biometric data would be added to a federal database used by law enforcement agencies to track criminals, a Justice Department official told the Associated Press.“Trump administration officials say they […]