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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.

This mission is executed through the enforcement of more than 400 federal statutes and focuses on smart immigration enforcement, preventing terrorism and combating the illegal movement of people and goods.

Last Published Date: February 25, 2019

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Jul 9

Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan issued the following statement on July 9: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for June indicates a 28 percent drop in enforcement actions along the Southwest Border since May, from 144,278 to 104,344. This year’s decline in apprehensions from May to June outpaces last year’s decline by 11 percent. The reduction in apprehensions accounts for decreases across all demographics, including unaccompanied minors, family units and single adults, as well as decreases in migrants from all Northern Triangle countries, particularly those coming from Guatemala. Decreasing apprehension numbers will provide greater opportunities for the DHS to address capacity challenges for those in custody and speed the movement of unaccompanied children into Health and Human Services (HHS) care.

Jul 5

On Wednesday night, July 3, Acting Secretary McAleenan appeared on The Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier to talk about border security and the current humanitarian crisis.

Jun 27

On June 27, Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan released the a statement on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) leadership changes.

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