U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) mission is to protect America from cross-border crime and illegal immigration that threaten national security and public safety. This mission is executed through the enforcement of more than 400 federal statutes and focuses on effective immigration enforcement, preventing terrorism and combating the illegal movement of people and goods.
Secretary Nielsen issued a statement on President Trump’s intent to nominate Ronald D. Vitiello to serve as the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that Ronald D. Vitiello will serve as Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), effective Saturday, June 30. He will also take on the role as the Acting Director of ICE. Vitiello currently serves as the Acting Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Acting Chief of the Border Patrol Carla Provost, and Deputy Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tom Homan released the following statements after President Donald J. Trump received an operational briefing at the border wall prototypes in San Diego, California.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its end-of-year immigration enforcement numbers, the results of a year-long return to enforcing the law, upholding the integrity of our lawful immigration system, and keeping America safe.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke today traveled to Glynco, Georgia to visit the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) headquarters. She was joined by FLETC Director Thomas Walters and Deputy Director William Fallon.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke today released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s announcement that he will direct the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deployed approximately 200 law enforcement personnel from Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) and Special Response Teams (SRTs) around the country to provide security for search and rescue teams and to assist with search and rescue operations in Southeast Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey.
I congratulate the Newark Field Office of ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations for the surge operation conducted December 5-9. This operation resulted in the arrest of 82 priority targets for removal, and every arrest was of a convicted criminal who was among our highest priorities for removal, as set forth in my enforcement priorities memorandum issued in November 2014.