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Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Safeguarding civil rights and civil liberties is elemental to all the work we do at DHS.

  • Close Memo for Onsite Investigation at Stewart Detention Center, Lumpkin, Georgia

    CRCL received a report written by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia regarding immigration detention conditions at Georgia facilities, including Stewart Detention Center. The report raised concerns about conditions of detention at Stewart related to correctional operations, medical care, and mental health care. CRCL opened complaints based on the information in the report, and also based upon separate complaints received raising similar concerns.

  • CRCL Language Access Documents

    Documents regarding the draft Language Access Plans for DHS Components and Offices. These draft plans describe the efforts of individual Components to provide meaningful access to DHS programs and activities to persons who are Limited English Proficient (LEP) consistent with the requirements of Executive Order 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency (August 11, 2000) and the DHS Language Access Plan first issued in February 2012.

  • DHS No FEAR Act Quarterly Reports

    DHS equal employment opportunity quarterly data posted pursuant to the No Fear Act.

  • Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Completed Impact Assessments and Related Documents

    Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Completed Impact Assessments and Related Documents

  • Recommendations Memo Concerning Otero County Processing Center

    CRCL conducted an investigation into conditions of detention for ICE detainees at the Otero County Processing Center in Chaparral, New Mexico.  Between March 2011 and November 2011, CRCL received several complaints relating to a wide range of issues in regard to conditions of detention at the facility.  In response to these complaints, CRCL conducted a site review at the facility from March 13-15, 2012.  As part of the review, CRCL used four independent subject-matter experts: a medical consultant, a mental health consultant, an environmental health and safety consultant, and a penologist.

  • Tips for Effectively Communicating with the Whole Community in Disasters

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners remain in close coordination with state, local, and tribal governments to coordinate and provide resources as needed in connection with preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation associated with Hurricane Harvey impacting Texas and Louisiana.

  • DHS Complaint Avenues Guidance

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has many avenues for the public to make complaints involving DHS employees or programs, alleged violations of civil rights and civil liberties, immigration filing, travel redress, and other types of grievances. This guide brings together information about these avenues.

  • CRCL Reports - Documents

    Read reports from the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL): about the Office, our review of Department initiatives, and our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Diversity program.

  • Headquarters EEO No FEAR Act Quarterly Reports

    Headquarters equal employment opportunity quarterly data posted pursuant to the No Fear Act.

  • CRCL Mission Statement in Alternate Languages

    DHS CRCL mission statement in alternate languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian-creole, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese.