U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) manages all aspects of the immigration enforcement process — including identification and arrest of noncitizens who are subject to enforcement, as well as case management, detention and removal.
Most noncitizens on ERO’s docket are not detained — but detention is necessary for a subset of individuals to ensure their presence for immigration proceedings, to facilitate removals to their countries of citizenship, and to protect public safety in cases where a noncitizen’s criminal history may pose a risk to others.
- In certain cases, ERO is bound by mandatory detention requirements to detain noncitizens in accordance with U.S. immigration laws.
- Where detention is necessary, ERO ensures the health, safety and well-being of all those in ICE custody. ICE manages the administrative custody of one of the most highly transient and diverse populations of any correctional or detention system in the world.
- The agency leverages a diverse detention network — including private facilities — to ensure all noncitizens reside in safe, secure and humane environments during their time in ICE custody.
Filterable list of all U.S. ICE detention facilities
Health Service Corps
Provides high-quality health care services to detained individuals
Manages & oversees the nation’s civil immigration detention system
Detainee Death Reporting
Congressionally mandated public reports
Ensures ICE detention facilities operate in accordance with ICE national detention standards
Family Residential Standards
Promotes family unity by allowing parents & legal guardians & their children to remain together in a family-friendly environment