Under 6 U.S.C. § 345 and 42 U.S.C. § 2000ee-1, the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) reviews and assesses information concerning abuses of civil rights, civil liberties, and profiling on the basis of race, ethnicity, or religion, by employees and officials of the Department of Homeland Security. We use the same process for human rights complaints, under Executive Order 13107.
- File a Civil Rights Complaint
CRCL reviews and assesses complaints in areas such as: treatment; abuse of authority/color of law; conditions of detention; discrimination; and due process. Complaints are accepted in languages other than English.
- DHS Complaint Avenues Guidance
The Department has many avenues for the public to make complaints involving DHS employees or programs, alleged violations of civil rights and civil liberties, immigration filing, travel redress, and other types of grievances. This guide brings together information about these avenues.
- File an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Complaint
Information on how to file an EEO Complaint.
- Data on Complaints Received