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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.

  • 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.

  • Immigration Enforcement Actions

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) engages in immigration enforcement actions to prevent unlawful entry into the United States and to apprehend and repatriate noncitizens who have violated or failed to comply with U.S. immigration laws. Primary responsibility for the enforcement of immigration law within DHS rests with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). CBP enforces immigration laws at and between the ports of entry, ICE is responsible for interior enforcement and for detention and removal operations, and USCIS adjudicates applications and petitions for immigration and naturalization benefits.

  • National Interest Exemption From Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, and 9996 Regarding Novel Coronavirus for Certain Professional Athletes and Their Essential Staff and Dependents

    To address the threat to the nation posed by the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), the President issued Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, and 9996, suspending the entry of all noncitizens who were physically present within the People’s Republic of China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau), the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. Each of the above proclamations includes an exception for “any noncitizen whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their designees.”

  • 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.

  • Department of Homeland Security Counternarcotics Doctrine

    Department of Homeland Security Counternarcotics Doctrine

  • DHS/ALL/PIA-041 One DHS Overstay Vetting Pilot

    DHS/ALL/PIA-041 One DHS Overstay Vetting Pilot

  • DHS/CBP/PIA 040 Seized Assets and Case Tracking System

    DHS/CBP/PIA-040 Seized Assets and Case Tracking System

  • DHS/CBP/PIA-044 Joint Integrity Case Management System (JICMS)

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) created the Joint Integrity Case Management System (JICMS) to record claims of employee misconduct, manage criminal and administrative investigations, and to track employee and contractor disciplinary actions.

  • DHS/CBP/PIA-047 Firearms, Armor, and Credentials Tracking System (FACTS)

    DHS/CBP/PIA-047 Firearms, Armor, and Credentials Tracking System (FACTS)

  • DHS/ICE/PIA-005 Bond Management Information System Web Version (BMIS Web) 2.2

    DHS/ICE/PIA-005 Bond Management Information System Web Version (BMIS Web) 2.2