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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.

  • 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 Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) mission statement in alternate languages.

  • Management Directive 4010.2: Section 508 Program Management Office & Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides all employees and external customers, including those with disabilities, access to and use of information and data. In accordance with Title 29 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 794d, “Electronic and Information Technology” (commonly referred to as “Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act” or “Section 508”), this Directive defines the roles and responsibilities of Department officials to implement the Section 508 Program. Providing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that is accessible to all people regardless of their disabilities is a DHS priority.