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DHS Rulemaking

The DHS mission is to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other potential threats.

In many cases, DHS carries out its mission by issuing regulatory actions. The DHS regulatory agenda includes regulations issued by DHS components, including the following seven operational components with regulatory responsibilities:

DHS is committed to ensuring that all of its regulatory initiatives are aligned with its guiding principles to protect civil rights and civil liberties, integrate our actions, build coalitions and partnerships, develop human resources, innovate, and be accountable to the American public.

Legal Authorities

The following legal authorities provide some of the major requirements for the federal rulemaking process:

Last Updated: 03/22/2022
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