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FOIA Library

DHS regularly posts frequently requested and other categories of records that provide transparency into the agency’s operations. Before you submit your request, browse what has already been released on our DHS FOIA Library. The DHS Privacy Office FOIA Library hosts records from most headquarters-level offices, including the Office of the Secretary, and other high-profile releases made by Components.

Search the DHS FOIA Library as well as Component FOIA Libraries and Major Information Systems to learn what records have already been released.

Use the left-hand navigation of this page to learn more about the agency and our operations.

NOTICE: DHS strives to provide equal access to information and data to people with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Not all of the documents on this page are fully Section 508 compliant. If you have problems with any of the documents on this page and need assistance, please contact the FOIA Office at 202-343-1743.

For reports and publications relating to the Department’s mission and strategy, please visit About the Department of Homeland Security, which contains links to many of those documents.

Copies of all records, regardless of form or format, which have been released to any person under the FOIA and which, because of the nature of their subject matter, the Departmental Offices determines have become or are likely to become the subject of subsequent requests for substantially the same records.

Frequently Requested


Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Wall Records

DHS Privacy Office FOIA Releases

Executive Orders

Executive Orders on Protecting the Homeland What DHS is Doing

FOIA Monthly Reports


National Vetting Center


Statements of Policy and Interpretations

Those statements of policy and interpretations which have been adopted by the Departmental Offices and are not published in the Federal Register.

Last Updated: 05/17/2022
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