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Immigration and Customs Enforcement

The mission of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is to protect America from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that threaten national security and public safety.

  • The CIS Ombudsman's Webinar: Interagency International Student Issues

    Publication page for materials for Interagency Webinar on International Student Issues

  • Recommendations Memo Concerning Immigration Centers of America - Farmville

    CRCL conducted an investigation into conditions of detention for ICE detainees at the Immigration Centers of America - Farmville in Farmville, Virginia. CRCL’s virtual onsite investigation occurred on September 21-24, 2020 and was in response to complaints regarding conditions of detention, medical and mental health care, suicide prevention and intervention, sexual abuse and assault prevention, and environmental health and safety issues.

  • Recommendations Memo Concerning Port Isabel Detention Center

    CRCL conducted an investigation into conditions of detention for ICE detainees at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos, Texas. CRCL’s virtual onsite investigation occurred August 25-27, 2021 and was in response to allegations received regarding civil rights and civil liberties violations related to general conditions of detention and inadequate medical care of detainees at the facility.

  • Recommendations Memo Concerning Stewart Detention Center

    CRCL conducted a virtual onsite at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia to review the conditions of detention for ICE detainees. Specifically, CRCL investigated four COVID-19 related deaths and reviewed additional allegations concerning medical and mental health care and conditions of detention received since March 2020.

  • Recommendations Memo Concerning Otero Processing Center

    CRCL conducted a virtual onsite investigation into conditions of detention for ICE detainees at the Otero County Processing Center in Otero, New Mexico on November 30-December 3, 2020. CRCL’s review of the facility focused in large part on operations in the areas of medical care, mental health care, environmental health and safety, and conditions of confinement.

  • Law Enforcement Resources

    DHS is fundamentally a department of partnerships. We are committed to ensuring you have the tools, resources, and support you need to continue doing so successfully. This guide highlights many of the resources available to law enforcement partners, including training and grant opportunities, to increase nationwide resilience to evolving threats.

  • OIDO Inspection Reports

    Pursuant to its statutory responsibilities, the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman conducts announced and unannounced inspections of detention facilities. 

  • DHS/ICE/PIA-061 Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) Surveillance Technologies

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), deploys surveillance technologies in furtherance of its criminal investigations and national security missions. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to document Homeland Security Investigations’ privacy protections when using the following surveillance technologies: a) body wire; b) location tracking technology; c) cell-site simulators; d) small unmanned aircraft systems; e) license plate readers and commercial license plate reader data services; and f) video surveillance technology.

  • KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) Help Desk

    As part of the U.S. government’s efforts to reunite families that were unjustly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, the following are one-page flyers describing the Help Desk that the non-profit organization Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) has established. Families that believe they may be eligible can contact the Help Desk with questions about reunification and for assistance with registration. Help Desk information and assistance is free.

  • Guidelines for Enforcement Actions in or Near Protected Areas Memo

    This memorandum provides guidance for ICE and CBP enforcement actions in or near areas that require special protection. It is effective immediately.