U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a federal law enforcement agency under the U.S.wikipedia
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United States Border Patrol

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ICE does not patrol American borders; rather, that role is performed by the United States Border Patrol, a unit of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is a sister agency of ICE.
INS was decommissioned in March 2003 when its operations were divided between CBP, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Sarah Saldaña

Sarah R. Saldaña
The agency has not had a Senate-confirmed director since Sarah Saldaña stepped down on January 20, 2017.
Sarah R. Saldaña (born 1951) was the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) until January 20, 2017, when she was replaced by Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale who became acting Director.

Matthew Albence

The former Acting Director of ICE, Matthew Albence, began on April 13, 2019.
He has been acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement since July 5, 2019.

Joint Terrorism Task Force

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Consequently, ICE is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security and the second largest contributor to the nation's Joint Terrorism Task Force.
While local and state agency participants vary by state, typical federal agencies include those such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Secret Service (USSS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS), U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), U.S. Army Counterintelligence (ACI), U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and state and local law enforcement agencies.

Mark A. Morgan

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On May 5, 2019, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he would nominate Mark Morgan to succeed Albence, and Morgan assumed office as Acting Director on May 28, 2019.
Morgan returned to government when was announced as Trump's pick to be acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), where he served from May 28, 2019 until he moved to Customs and Border Protection.

United States Department of Homeland Security

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The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a federal law enforcement agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, principally responsible for immigration enforcement, with additional responsibilities in countering transnational crime.
In doing so, it divided the enforcement and services functions into two separate and new agencies: Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Federal Protective Service (United States)

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The agencies that were either moved entirely or merged in part into ICE included the criminal investigative and intelligence resources of the United States Customs Service, the criminal investigative, detention and deportation resources of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Federal Protective Service.
The FPS was formerly a part of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement until October 2009, when it was transferred to the National Protection and Programs Directorate.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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ICE does not patrol American borders; rather, that role is performed by the United States Border Patrol, a unit of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is a sister agency of ICE.
It is the largest federal law enforcement agency and works closely with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Special agent

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HSI special agents investigate violations of more than 400 U.S. laws that threaten the national security of the United States such as counter-proliferation and export violations, human rights violations/war crimes, human smuggling, art theft, human trafficking, drug smuggling and trafficking, arms trafficking, document and benefit fraud, the manufacturing and sale of counterfeit immigration and identity documents, transnational gangs, financial crimes including money laundering and bulk cash smuggling, trade-based money laundering (including trade finance and Kimberley Process investigations), computer crime, including child exploitation, intellectual property rights/trade fraud, import/export enforcement, trafficking of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and other merchandise, mass-marketing fraud, and international Cultural Property and Antiquities crimes.
Special agents of the ATF, FBI, ICE-[[U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement#Homeland Security Investigations .28HSI.29|Homeland Security Investigations]], DEA, USSS, DSS, and USMS not only have the power to enforce the General Criminal Code (Title 18), but also applicable state and local laws if authorized by the state in which they are operating.

United States Customs Service

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The agencies that were either moved entirely or merged in part into ICE included the criminal investigative and intelligence resources of the United States Customs Service, the criminal investigative, detention and deportation resources of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Federal Protective Service.
In March 2003, as a result of the homeland security reorganization, the U.S. Customs Service was renamed the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, and most of its components were merged with the border elements of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, including the entire U.S. Border Patrol and former INS inspectors, together with border agriculture inspectors, to form U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a single, unified border agency for the U.S. The investigative office of U.S. Customs was split off and merged with the INS investigative office and the INS interior detention and removal office to form Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which, among other things, is responsible for interior immigration enforcement.

Secure Communities

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ERO manages the Secure Communities program which identifies removable immigrants located in jails and prisons.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the interior immigration enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security, is the program manager.

Michael J. Garcia

Garcia previously served as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (2003–2005), Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (2002–2003), Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement (2001–2002), and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York (1992–2001).

John P. Torres

John Torres
John P. Torres is a former government official, once acting assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Julie Myers

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She was the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

John T. Morton

John T. Morton (born 1966) is a former government employee, once the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from 2009-2013.

Thomas Homan

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Thomas Douglas Homan is a former American police officer and government official who served as Acting Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from January 30, 2017 to June 29, 2018.

Daniel Ragsdale

Daniel H. Ragsdale
From May 2012 through May 2017 he was Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Ronald Vitiello

Ron Vitiello
Ronald Donato Vitiello (born July 30, 1963) is an American government official and former U.S. Border patrol agent who served as deputy director and acting director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from June 30, 2018 to April 12, 2019.

CBP Air and Marine Operations

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Originally a part of the U.S. Customs Service's Office of Investigations, the Office of Air and Marine (then called the Air and Marine Interdiction Division) was transferred to ICE in 2003 during the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, becoming the Office of Air and Marine Operations.

Asa Hutchinson

In 2003, Asa Hutchinson moved the Federal Air Marshals Service from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ICE, but Michael Chertoff moved them back to the TSA in 2005.
Hutchinson's critics particularly focused on his efforts to limit the Border Patrol to stopping illegal immigrants from crossing the border, while giving Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents sole responsibility for removing aliens already in the country.

Thomas S. Winkowski

Thomas Winkowski
Thomas S. Winkowski was appointed the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on March 16, 2014.

Occupy ICE

The Occupy ICE movement began on June 17, 2018 outside Portland, Oregon.
Occupy ICE is a series of protests, modeled on the Occupy Movement, that emerged in the United States in reaction to the Trump administration family separation policy, with a goal of disrupting operations at several U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) locations.

Immigration and Nationality Act Section 287(g)

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Immigration and Nationality Act Section 287(g) allows ICE to establish increased cooperation and communication with state, and local law enforcement agencies.
Section 287(g) allows the DHS and law enforcement agencies to make agreements, which require the state and local officers to receive training and work under the supervision of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Federal Air Marshal Service

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In 2003, Asa Hutchinson moved the Federal Air Marshals Service from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ICE, but Michael Chertoff moved them back to the TSA in 2005.
On October 16, 2005, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff approved the transfer of the Federal Air Marshal Service from U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) to TSA as part of a broader departmental reorganization to align functions consistent with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) "Second Stage Review" findings for the following:

United States Secretary of Homeland Security

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The Director of ICE is appointed at the sub-cabinet level by the President of the United States, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and reports directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security.
The new department consisted primarily of components transferred from other cabinet departments because of their role in homeland security, such as the Coast Guard, the Federal Protective Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (which includes the Border Patrol), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (which includes Homeland Security Investigations), the Secret Service, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.