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National Security

National Security (NS) plays a critical role in advancing ICE’s mission by leading the effort to identify, disrupt, and dismantle transnational criminal enterprises and terrorist organizations that threaten the security of the United States.

NS includes the National Security Program which integrates the agency’s national security investigations and counterterrorism responsibilities and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). SEVP works with NS partners to reduce both the risk of benefit fraud and the exploitation of the student visa system using the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), a web-based system to collect, maintain, and provide reliable information on F and M students, J exchange visitors, their dependents, schools certified by SEVP and designated programs.

Last Updated: 04/22/2024
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