Public laws are passed by Congress and signed into law by the President. Regulations are issued to carry out the intent of legislation enacted by Congress.
The mission of the Department of Homeland Security is to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards.
- Our goal is to make DHS's regulatory program more effective or less burdensome in achieving its regulatory objectives.
An overview of general DHS Laws, with a focus on emergency management, immigration, maritime law and transportation security.
View Executive branch documents laying out the national strategy to secure the homeland.
Find guidance documents from DHS and components that represent the Department's current thinking on important topics.