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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.  The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) supports the Department's mission to secure the nation while preserving individual liberty, fairness, and equality under the law.


NOTICE:

We have been notified by several individuals about scam phone calls that appear to come from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Hotline (CRCL), which is 202-401-1474.  The callers claim to be from an office within DHS and make false statements to gather personal information.  In some instances these callers have been hostile and threaten to call the police if the individuals contacted do not comply.  These calls are not legitimate.  If you receive a call from this number, do not answer it, and do not provide any information if you do.  You can report any incidents to your local law enforcement office.  
 
Please know that calls into our hotline remain unaffected and that we continue to receive and process information.


Last Published Date: June 11, 2020

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Jul 2

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the potential impact of the 2020 wildfire season to western and southwestern portions of the United States, including the current wildfires in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety.  In consideration of these circumstances, there will be no immigration enforcement initiatives associated with evacuations or sheltering related to the wildfires, except in the event of a serious public safety threat.

Jun 11

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf issued a statement regarding the DHS Implementation Plan for the U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security to address problems faced by women and girls in conflict and disaster-affected areas around the world.

Oct 25

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the following statement of safety and enforcement during the California Wildfires: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the potential impact of the California wildfires in portions of the state

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