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Guidance Documents

DHS issues guidance documents to help the public understand how DHS administers its statutory and regulatory authorities.  DHS posts many of its guidance documents at the pages below. 

In general, guidance documents lack the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law or as incorporated into a contract.

Last Updated: 11/08/2022
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