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DRAFT DHS Environmental Justice Strategy FY21-FY25

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has revised its 2012 Environmental Justice Strategy and is currently accepting public recommendations. The deadline for submitting recommendations is November 1, 2020. All recommendations received by DHS from the public will be conveyed to the Environmental Justice Interagency Working Group.

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U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security

The United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS Strategy), responding to the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, seeks to increase women’s meaningful leadership in political and civic life.

DHS Implementation Plan for the U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security

Around the world, conflict and disasters adversely and disproportionately affect women and girls, yet women remain under-represented in efforts to prevent and resolve conflict, and in post-conflict peace-building or recovery efforts. Research has shown that peace negotiations are more likely to succeed, and result in lasting stability, when women participate.

Close Memo for Onsite Investigation at Folkston County Processing Center in Folkston, Georgia

CRCL conducted an investigation into conditions of detention for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees at the Folkston Processing Center in Folkston, Georgia. CRCL’s onsite investigation occurred August 7-8, 2018, and was in response to allegations received alleging civil rights and civil liberties violations of general conditions of detention and inadequate medical care of detainees at the facility.

Close Memo for Onsite Investigation at Coastal Bend Detention Center, Robstown, Texas

CRCL conducted an investigation into the conditions of detention for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees at the Coastal Bend Detention Center in Robstown, Texas. Additionally, this memorandum serves to notify ICE that, following a collaborative process, CRCL considers the issues identified by the experts to be closed.

DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement During Tropical Depression Imelda

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.

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