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The Publication Library contains guidance and policy papers, reports, strategies, program regulations, guidelines, brochures and more.

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  • Immigration Enforcement and Legal Processes Monthly Tables

    Monthly data tables on immigration enforcement and legal pathways and information on data and methodology

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-046 Travel Document Checker Automation Using Facial Identification

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will enhance the identity verification of passengers by using facial verification technology at airports. In a previous proof of concept, TSA used a Credential Authentication Technology (CAT) device equipped with a camera (CAT-C) to validate that the identity document presented by the passenger was authentic and to compare the passenger’s live facial image against the image from the passenger’s identity document. Building on its previous work, TSA will now network the CAT-C to the TSA Secure Flight system so that passenger boarding pass information can be passed from Secure Flight to the CAT-C. This will provide improved real-time boarding pass instructions with improved identity matching and reduced physical handling of travel documents to limit unnecessary exposure, such as during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • Use of Force Incidents

    Use of Force Incidents publication and information on report

  • Review of Prevention Programming Undertaken by Allies Abroad to Identify Promising Practices

    While the threat of terrorism is not a new phenomenon, the United States, along with many of its allies, face a heightened threat environment that requires a coordinated response from policy, operations, and research partners.

  • COVID-19 Vulnerability by Immigration Status

    Report and data tables on COVID-19 Vulnerability by immigration status

  • DHS/ICE/PIA-063 ICE Noncitizen Portal

    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of the Chief Information Officer, (OCIO), in coordination with the Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), is launching the ICE Noncitizen Portal, a public-facing agency website that provides noncitizens and other immigration partners with access to digital services and search tools to interact with ICE. The purpose of the ICE Noncitizen Portal is to offer individuals with information about immigration proceedings, and provide other digital services designed to streamline the process. ICE is implementing the ICE Noncitizen Portal features in a phased approach. This initial Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and the attached appendices discuss and evaluate the privacy risks and mitigations associated with collection, use, and maintenance of personally identifiable information (PII) accessed and displayed via the ICE Noncitizen Portal and its digital services. ICE will update the Privacy Impact Assessment appendices when new digital services become accessible through the ICE Noncitizen Portal. November 2023

  • DHS/ALL/PIA-097 Use of Conditionally Approved Commercial Generative Artificial Intelligence Tools

    In accordance with the Secretary of Homeland Security’s recent announcement on the Department’s use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer, in coordination with the Science and Technology Directorate, Privacy Office, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Office of the General Counsel, is leading the Department’s efforts to ensure responsible use of AI while fulfilling the Department’s mission and supporting its workforce. As part of this effort, the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer is working to advance specific mission applications of AI across the Department, and address ways in which the workforce may use conditionally approved commercially available generative AI (Gen AI) tools (i.e., tools not procured for use for specific Department missions) for certain aspects of their work. “Gen AI” is the class of AI models that emulate the structure and characteristics of input data to generate novel synthetic content (i.e., outputs). This can include images, videos, audio, text, code, and other types of digital content. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) analyzes the Department’s use of conditionally approved Gen AI tools.

  • Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Program Fact Sheet

    About the Office of University Programs (OUP) Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Program 

  • Workforce Development Initiatives fact sheet

    About Workforce Development Initiatives

  • CCHT Continued Presence Resource Guide

    As of February 26, 2021, the HSI led DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT) assumed responsibility for processing Continued Presence requests, and has been working diligently to ensure that law enforcement officers are aware this important tool is available to assist human trafficking victims. This Continued Presence Resource Guide is one of those efforts.

Last Updated: 01/28/2022