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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.

  • Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, the Importation of Goods Produced with Forced Labor, and Child Sexual Exploitation

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, the Importation of Goods Produced with Forced Labor, and Child Sexual Exploitation articulates the Department’s long-term approach for combating these crimes and serves as a framework to prioritize resources and monitor progress. Additionally, this strategy supports the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, a Cabinet-level entity that coordinates federal efforts to combat human trafficking.

  • DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement During Tropical Depression Imelda

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the following statement on safety and enforcement during Tropical Depression Imelda:

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the flooding caused by Tropical Depression Imelda to southeast Texas. Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety. In consideration of these circumstances, there will be no immigration enforcement initiatives associated with evacuations or sheltering related to the storm, except in the event of a serious public safety threat.

  • DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement During Hurricane Dorian

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the potential impact of Hurricane Dorian to portions of the East Coast.  Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety. In consideration of these circumstances, there will be no immigration enforcement initiatives associated with evacuations or sheltering related to the storm, except in the event of a serious public safety threat.

  • Letter of Intent in Furtherance of Cooperation with El Salvador

    On Wednesday, Aug. 28, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan signed a Letter of Intent with the Salvadoran Minister of Justice and Security Rogelio Rivas to intensify bilateral cooperation in four areas to address irregular migration from Central America and combat transnational criminal organizations.

  • July 17, 2019 Letter from Acting Secretary McAleenan to Speaker Pelosi

    July 17, 2019 Letter from Acting Secretary McAleenan to Speaker Pelosi regarding the conditions and care of families and children in custody along the Southwest Border.

  • DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement During Tropical Storm Barry

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the potential impact of Tropical Storm Barry to portions of the Gulf Coast, where Louisiana and Texas are under states of emergency. Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety. In consideration of these circumstances, there will be no immigration enforcement initiatives associated with evacuations or sheltering related to the storm, except in the event of a serious public safety threat.

  • Confronting the Opioid Crisis

    Since President Donald J. Trump announced the Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand on March 19, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has embarked on an aggressive inter-agency operation to implement the president’s initiative and to stem the flow of opioids into U.S. communities.

  • DHS Volunteer Force Documentation

    The DHS Volunteer Force Authorization Statement is the supervisor authorization form for federal employees who want to register for the DHS Volunteer Force.  In addition, participation in the DHS Volunteer Force may require contact with CBP or ICE Detainees in the performance of your duties. As such, in accordance with 6 CFR Part 115.117 (a), you are required to answer the questions in the DHS Prison Rape Elimination Action (PREA) Form.

  • Policy Guidance for Implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols

    Policy guidance for implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols, issued by Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on January 25, 2019.

  • 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.