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Message from Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on the Resignation of ICE Acting Director Ronald D. Vitiello

For over three decades, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Ronald Vitiello has protected our homeland with courage and conviction. Ron’s knowledge and expertise as a seasoned law enforcement professional has been invaluable to DHS, and he has left a legacy of excellence as our Department has expanded and refined our efforts to curb illegal immigration and secure our borders.

Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip with Vice President Mike Pence

On February 6, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen accompanied Vice President Mike Pence to Norfolk, Virginia to visit the Joint Task Force – East (JTF-E). During their visit they received a briefing from Joint Task Force East (JTF-E) and the Department’s other Joint Task Forces, toured Coast Guard Cutter Bear, and spoke with DHS employees.

Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip to San Diego

On January 29, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to San Diego to meet with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees and to conduct an operational tour of the San Ysidro Port of Entry to assess implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).

DHS/ICE/PIA-049 ICE Parole and Law Enforcement Programs Unit Case Management Systems

The Parole and Law Enforcement Programs Unit (Parole Unit) within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations, owns and operates three case management systems: 1) the Parole Case Tracking System (PCTS) to process applications and monitor activities related to law enforcement-requested immigration paroles; 2) the S-Visa System for S-Visa immigration benefits; and 3) the Witness Security (WitSec) System to support the witness security program. These are collectively referred to as the ICE Parole Unit Case Management Systems. The personally identifiable information (PII) maintained in these systems is about: 1) aliens otherwise ineligible for admission to the United States who are paroled into the United States in support of law enforcement investigations and activities; 2) aliens either previously removed or currently in removal proceedings who apply for and/or are granted humanitarian parole; and 3) aliens named in applications submitted by law enforcement agencies for participation in the S-Visa and WitSec programs.

The Life Saving Missions of ICE

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.

DHS Statement on President Trump Visit to Border Wall Prototypes

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.

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