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Publications Library

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

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  • Comprehensive Recommendation Review

    Since its creation by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Service’s Ombudsman (Ombudsman’s Office) has issued over fifty-one recommendations to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Each recommendation identifies systemic issues impacting the delivery of immigration services and benefits, highlights stakeholder concerns about a particular issue, suggests possible solutions to resolve the problem, and always provides an independent, impartial perspective. This comprehensive review offers an update on the status of implementation by USCIS for each recommendation as of February 2012, and further enables the Ombudsman’s Office to continue working with USCIS to effectuate positive change that will make our immigration system better for everyone.

  • DHS Implementation of Executive Order 13563

    On January 18, 2011, President Obama issued Executive Order 13563 "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review," which supplements and affirms the requirements of Executive Order 12866 "Regulatory Planning and Review."

  • FOIA Processing

    In general, the FOIA requires an agency to respond to FOIA requests within 20 business days after the office that maintains the responsive records receives the request. The business day response requirement is not necessarily the time frame for releasing responsive documents.

    The Department processes its requests by date of receipt at the proper office maintaining the required records on a first-in, first-out basis, except for exceptions outlined in the FOIA and the Department of Homeland Security FOIA implementing regulations.

  • United States-Canada Joint Border Threat and Risk Assessment

    The United States-Canada Joint Border Threat and Risk Assessment will provide U.S. and Canadian policymakers, resource planners, and other law enforcement officials with a strategic overview of significant threats along the 5,525-mile/8,891-km international boundary between the United States and Canada.

  • Small Vessel Security Strategy Implementation Plan

    The Small Vessel Security Strategy Implementation Plan is designed to manage risks associated with the potential exploitation of small vessels by terrorists in America’s maritime­ - its ports, shores and waterways.

  • Temporary Suspension of Certain Oil Spill Response Time Requirements to Support Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response

    Temporary Suspension of Certain Oil Spill Response Time Requirements to Support Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response

  • Office of General Counsel, FOIA Reading Room Documents

    Frequently requested Office of General Counsel FOIA Documents

  • High-Dollar Overpayments Report

    The High-Dollar Overpayments Report helps reduce improper payments by intensifying efforts to eliminate payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse in the major programs administered by the federal government, while continuing to ensure that federal programs serve and provide access to their intended beneficiaries.

  • Victim Notification Program

    Information on ICE's Victim Notification Program, which notifies human trafficking victims of offenders' release status.

  • Information Sharing and Safeguarding Strategy

    The Department's Information Sharing Strategy provides strategic direction and guidance for all DHS information sharing efforts.

Last Updated: 01/28/2022