Public Comment Period for DHS
Indigenous Languages Plan
The Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) recognizes the importance of effective communication
with persons who are limited English proficient (LEP) across its many
missions and functions and is committed to meeting the requirements of
Executive Order 13166, Improving
Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency.
The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) leads the
Department's efforts to provide meaningful access for LEP individuals
in its programs, activities, services, and operations.
CRCL has issued a draft DHS
Indigenous Languages Plan for a 45-day informal comment period.
The plan is a vehicle to strengthen language services for Indigenous
migrants that the Department encounters and serves through its
programs, activities, and operations, as migration levels in the U.S.
from Guatemala and other countries with large Indigenous populations
have increased significantly. Please email any questions or
comments on the plan to LanguageAccess@hq.dhs.gov by April 17, 2023.
*The DHS Language Access
Plan and Component plans and other resources can also be found on the
DHS Language Access webpage: https://dhs.gov/language-access.
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