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Immigration and Customs Enforcement

DHS’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) duties are carried out through more than 400 federal statutes and focus on smart immigration enforcement, humane detention, preventing terrorism, and combating the illegal movement of people and goods.

  • Immigration Enforcement

    Immigration enforcement includes work within the country’s interior as well as at the border including partnerships with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and ICE assets.

  • Investigating Illegal Movement of People and Goods

    Illegal trade mainly involves guns, money, and drugs, but ICE’s responsibilities include all kinds of illegal and counterfeit merchandise coming into the country.

  • Guidelines for Enforcement Actions in or Near Protected Areas

    An in-depth policy to guide enforcement actions and provide an expanded, non-exhaustive list of protected areas.

  • Report Immigration or Customs Violations

    Suspected immigration or customs violations should be reported directly to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

    Important Information About DACA Requests.

  • Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman

    Assisting individuals with complaints about potential violation of immigration detention standards and providing oversight of immigration detention facilities.

    OIDO is not a part of ICE or CBP and reports directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 08/01/2023