On January 4, 2020, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin. The following are versions of the Bulletin translated into various languages.
Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL)
DHS Component Disability Access Plans
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the following statement on safety and enforcement during Tropical Depression Imelda:
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the flooding caused by Tropical Depression Imelda to southeast Texas. Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety. In consideration of these circumstances, there will be no immigration enforcement initiatives associated with evacuations or sheltering related to the storm, except in the event of a serious public safety threat.
CRCL conducted an onsite investigation at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, California to address allegations of inadquate medical care, recreation, access to telephones, and law library acces, and other concerns. This investigation involved an expert in medical care and an expert in detentions.
We have been notified by several individuals about scam phone calls that appear to come from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Hotline (CRCL), which is 202-401-1474. The callers claim to be from an office within DHS and make false statements to gather personal information. These calls are not legitimate.
U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) is deeply concerned by the devastation wildfires have caused in significant portions of northern California. Our thoughts remain with those impacted by this tragedy, while our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety wherever possible.
ICE está muy preocupado por la devastación que los incendios han causado en gran parte del norte de California. Tenemos muy presentes a los afectados por esta tragedia. Nuestra prioridad sigue siendo la conservación de la vida y la seguridad siempre que sea posible.
The Department of Homeland Security integrates civil rights and civil liberties protections into all department activities.
Over the past few weeks, our country has seen an unacceptable and disturbing rise in the number of apparent hate-inspired attacks and harassment against individuals and communities. I strongly condemn any violent acts to perpetuate fear and intimidation not only against individuals, but entire communities. I pledge the full support of the Department of Homeland Security to assist local, state, and federal investigations into these incidents.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes the importance of being able to communicate effectively with individuals, including those with limited English proficiency (LEP), across our many missions and functions. The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, which leads the Department's language access efforts, joins its colleagues across DHS to release these Language Access Plans for DHS Components and Offices.