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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.

  • EEO and Diversity Reports

    Management Directive 715 annual reports relating to the Department's EEO and diversity activities and initiatives.

  • CRCL Annual Reports

    CRCL Annual Reports to Congress

  • Annual Reports to Congress from CRCL

    In accordance with 6 U.S.C. § 345 and 42 U.S.C. § 2000ee-1, these reports on the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties were presented to Congress.

  • LEP Guide for Law Enforcement

    LEP Guide for Law Enforcement

  • Border Searches of Electronic Devices

    This Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Impact Assessment, conducted by the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), focuses on the Department's policies guiding the border search of electronic devices, how those searches occur, and related civil rights and civil liberties issues.

  • CRCL Semiannual Reports

    Semiannual reports on CRCL activities presented to Congress as required by Section 803 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, 42 U.S.C. § 2000ee-1(f).

  • EEO Pre-Complaint Process

    An employee, former employee, or applicant for employment who feels he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 years of age and above), physical or mental disability, genetic information, or reprisal for prior equal employment opportunity (EEO) involvement may file a complaint by contacting an EEO counselor within 45 days following the alleged discriminatory act.

  • Memo by Secretary Janet Napolitano to all DHS re Anti-Discrimination Policy

    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano released remarks on September 20, 2011 regarding the DHS Anti-Discrimination Policy Statement.

  • Terminology to Define the Terrorists

    This memorandum outlines recommendations from a wide variety of American Muslim leaders regarding the difficult terrain of terminology.

  • U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resources

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has developed resources for Federal, state, local, tribal and territorial law enforcement officers concerning law enforcement certifications for the U and T nonimmigrant status, also known as the U and T visas.