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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.

  • 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

  • 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 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.