How to File a Complaint with DHS

How to File a Complaint with DHS

 

August 10, 2005

Washington, DC - The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) routinely addresses complaints from the public relative to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (DHS CRCL) is the entity within DHS tasked with addressing these complaints. DHS CRCL has effectively engaged the Arab-American, Muslim, South Asian, and Sikh-American communities on issues of mutual concern.

The DHS CRCL investigates any complaints relative to DHS policies or actions taken by personnel of a DHS component agency. These include such agencies as US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), or the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) among others.

The DHS CRCL addresses issues of concern including the Special Registration (NSEERS) Program, the "no fly" or "watch" lists, racial profiling, and the conduct of