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Immigration and Customs Enforcement

DHS’s immigration enforcement 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

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    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

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

  • Guidelines for Enforcement Actions in or Near Protected Areas

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

  • Report Immigration or Customs Violations

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    Suspected immigration or customs violations should be reported directly to ICE.

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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    Important Information About DACA Requests.

  • Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman

    Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman

    The Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman is a new and independent office reporting directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security and not a part of ICE or CBP that will assist individuals with complaints about the potential violation of immigration detention standards or other misconduct by DHS (or contract) personnel, and provide oversight of immigration detention facilities.

Last Updated: 05/17/2022