ICE consists of three directorates to accomplish the agency’s mission, including Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and Management and Administration (M&A).
ICE executes its mission 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 trade. (read more)
Learn more about U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including facts about investigations, immigration enforcement and removal operations, and management and administration information. (read more)
To ensure openness and transparency and to better serve those seeking more information about ICE and its operations, the agency centralized processing of all ICE-related Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in a single office.
Stefan Eduard Wiebogen, of Strasshof, Austria, was taken into custody late Thursday night by HSI special agents near a Portland hostel. Weibogen is the subject of an Interpol Red Notice and is wanted on a criminal arrest warrant issued by the Regional Court of Korneuburg, Austria.
ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale today joined U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Chief of Transition Initiatives, Lieutenant Colonel Kimberly Moros and National Association to Protect Children (PROTECT) Executive Director Grier Weeks at a swearing in ceremony for 13 veterans – many of whom were wounded in the line of duty – as part of the second graduating class of Human Exploitation Rescue Operative Corps, or HERO Corps.
As part of the plea agreement, Jason Floarea, 29, of West Bloomfield, former president of ACE Wholesale, forfeits his interest in approximately $1,000,000 in seized funds and approximately $200,000 in assets.
Based on feedback from the public, site analytics and recommendations from export Web design and architecture consultants, the redesigned site features a “What We Do” section, separated into three categories: Preventing Terrorism, Investigating Illegal Movement of People and Goods, and Immigration Enforcement. This puts information about the agency’s operations into greater context, not only providing details about the mission, but the reason for it as well.
Romeo Mihov Ruskov, 48, was removed Oct. 14 from Chicago via commercial aircraft under ERO escort, arriving in Sofia, Bulgaria, Oct. 15. Ruskov is the subject of an Interpol Red Notice related to his conviction for raping a minor in Bulgaria. He was transferred to the custody of Bulgarian law enforcement authorities to serve an outstanding four-year prison sentence for this conviction.
In continuing with its commitment to the military, specifically veterans, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had a sprawling presence at AUSA in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security pavilion that was aimed to highlight its latest efforts both in recruiting and employing veterans and how it’s integrated them not only in our law enforcement agencies components, but across ICE as a whole.
Eleven Colombian citizens face charges for human trafficking of minors, pimping and pandering. Details regarding the remaining individual are not being disclosed pending the completion of the investigation.