As ICE’s Director, Sarah R. Saldaña leads the largest investigative agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Created in 2003, ICE has a budget of approximately $6 billion and has nearly 20,000 employees in 400 offices in all 50 states and 48 countries.
In this role, Director Saldaña advances ICE’s mission to promote homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of approximately 400 federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration.
Previously, Director Saldaña served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. In that position, she led a staff of more than 200 employees, including approximately 100 attorneys.
Prior to that, she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, where she prosecuted a variety of criminal cases, including bank and mortgage fraud, civil rights, human trafficking and public corruption. She also served as the Deputy Criminal Chief in charge of the District’s Major Fraud and Public Corruption section. Before joining the Department of Justice, she worked in private practice and at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Labor.
Director Saldaña graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&I University and earned her J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University.
Director Saldaña is the recipient of several meritorious awards and was most recently named Latina Attorney of the Year at the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 38th Annual Convention. In September 2011, Director Saldaña became Texas’s first Latina chief prosecutor. En EspañolClose
Daniel Ragsdale is the chief operating officer for the principal investigative agency in the Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Ragsdale executes oversight of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) day-to-day operations, leading approximately 20,000 employees including 7,000 criminal investigators in the Office of Homeland Security Investigations and 6,000 officers and agents in the Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations. Mr. Ragsdale administers operational and mission support personnel assigned to more than 400 domestic and international offices and oversees an annual budget of almost $6 billion.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Ragsdale served as the executive associate director for Management and Administration. As ICE's chief management officer, he was responsible for assisting ICE's director and deputy director in effective and efficient management of the business operations of ICE.
Mr. Ragsdale joined the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service's General Counsel Office in 1996 and served as an attorney in New York, New York, as well as Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. He also served as a special assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona. Mr. Ragsdale joined ICE's headquarters legal team in 2006 as chief of the Enforcement Law Division where he was responsible for providing legal advice to ICE’s law enforcement programs. In 2008, he moved to the Office of the Director as a counselor to the ICE director.
He received an undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Mr. Ragsdale is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars.Close
Peter T. Edge is the executive associate director of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE is the largest investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). HSI consists of more than 10,000 employees, consisting of 6,700 special agents, who are assigned to more than 200 cities throughout the U.S. and 47 countries around the world. As the director, Mr. Edge has direct oversight of ICE's investigative and enforcement initiatives and operations targeting cross-border criminal organizations that exploit America's legitimate travel, trade, financial and immigration systems for their illicit purposes. This includes the investigation of financial crimes; bulk cash smuggling; narcotics smuggling and trafficking; human smuggling and trafficking; commercial trade, fraud and intellectual property right crimes; cyber crimes and the exploitation of children; immigration and document and benefit fraud; human rights violators; transnational gang activity; and weapons smuggling and export enforcement. To accomplish this mission, Mr. Edge administers a budget of more than $2 billion and is responsible for strategic planning, national policy implementation and the development and execution of all operational initiatives.
Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Edge served as the deputy associate director for HSI, ICE, Washington, D.C.; and before that, Mr. Edge served as the special agent in charge in the HSI Newark office. He supervised a cadre of special agents responsible for investigating and enforcing more than 400 customs and immigration laws, including narcotics, financial and trade, gang, intellectual property rights, human smuggling and child pornography investigations.
During the transition to the Obama administration, Mr. Edge served as the acting director of the Office of Congressional Relations at ICE headquarters in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he served as acting deputy special agent in charge of the New York HSI office, where he was responsible for more than 400 ICE personnel and six assistant special agents in charge. Edge also oversaw the El Dorado Task Force and the New York High Intensity Financial Crimes Area in New York. Previously, he served as the assistant special agent in charge of the Immigration Division and acting deputy special agent in charge at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport while in New York.
At JFK International Airport, he supervised internal conspiracy investigations, as well as financial and trade investigations. Prior to being assigned to the New York office in 2005, Mr. Edge served as a national program manager and Department of Defense liaison in the Strategic Investigations Division at ICE headquarters. He was also assigned as a congressional fellow with the Senate Appropriations Committee and served as a congressional liaison within the ICE Office of Congressional Relations.
Mr. Edge is a 25-year law enforcement veteran who began his career as an investigator in the Essex County Prosecutor's Office in New Jersey. He has held numerous leadership positions on state, local and federal law enforcement task forces and has extensive experience conducting narcotics, money laundering, and commercial fraud and corruption investigations.Close
Thomas D. Homan is Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Washington, D.C.
Mr. Homan is a 30 year veteran of law enforcement and has 27 years of immigration experience. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, he began his career as a police officer in New York. In 1984, he became a United States Border Patrol Agent in Campo, Calif., in the San Diego sector. In 1988, he became a Special Agent with the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in Phoenix, Ariz., and climbed through the ranks of Supervisory Special Agent and Deputy Assistant Director for Investigations.
In 1999, Mr. Homan became the Assistant District Director for Investigations (ADDI) in San Antonio, Texas, and three years later transferred to the ADDI position in Dallas, Texas. Upon the creation of ICE, Mr. Homan was named as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Dallas, Texas, and later as the Deputy Special Agent in Charge there.
In March of 2009, Mr. Homan accepted the position of Assistant Director for Enforcement at ICE Headquarters in Washington DC and was subsequently promoted to Deputy Executive Associate Director. In May of 2013, Mr. Homan was promoted to Executive Associate Director for ERO. Mr. Homan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is a member of the Senior Executive Service.Close
Tracey Bardorf is Acting Executive Associate Director of Management and Administration for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C.
Most recently, Ms. Bardorf served in the agency's Office of the Director. She served as special advisor to the director working on international strategy and policy and ICE's engagement with Mexico.
Prior to joining ICE, Ms. Bardorf served as the Department of Justice's resident legal advisor in Mexico City and as an assistant U.S. attorney in Phoenix, where she tried federal criminal cases and appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court. She also spent several years working in private legal practice and was a law clerk for both state and federal judges.
Ms. Bardorf is a member of the Senior Executive Service and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish literature from Saint Anselm College and a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University.Close
Timothy Moynihan is assistant director for the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Washington, D.C.
Timothy Moynihan has been employed with the United States government for more than 23 years. Prior to entering law enforcement, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and paralegal studies. Upon graduation, Mr. Moynihan accepted a position as a criminal investigator with the Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Regional Inspector in New York City. In 1991, he was selected for a special agent position with the U.S. Customs Service. From 1991 through 2001, he was assigned to offices in the New York City metropolitan area conducting narcotics smuggling and financial crimes investigations. He was also assigned to the U.S. Customs Service Office of Internal Affairs.
In 2002, Mr. Moynihan received a promotion and assignment to the U.S. Customs Service, Office of Internal Affairs, Special Investigations Unit, in Washington, D.C. In this position, he investigated allegations of criminal and administrative misconduct involving GS-15 employees and above, employees stationed in foreign offices and specific requests by the ICE Assistant Secretary or the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner.
Since 2004, Moynihan has held a variety of headquarters management positions, including chief of the Operational Support Unit, responsible for directing OPR's policy, training and case management programs, as well as chief of the Investigative Support Unit, where he was responsible for providing guidance and national oversight for all OPR workforce integrity investigations. In September 2007, Mr. Moynihan was appointed to the position of deputy director. In December 2009, he was appointed as the assistant director for OPR where he leads its four-fold mission of workforce integrity investigations, personnel security, inspections and security management.Close