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Budget - Fiscal Year 2005

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), established in 2003, is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with a mission to protect America and uphold public safety. We fulfill this mission by identifying criminal activities and eliminating vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation’s borders, as well as enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.

($ in thousands)

Expense Category Enacted Suppl. Enacted and Suppl.
Salaries and Expenses
Headquarters Management and Administration      
Chief Financial Officer/Office of the Assistant Secretary 61,202 20,575 77,463
Professional Responsibility 29,000 15,834 44,834
Information Technology 120,119 11,243 130,664
Total HQ M&A 210,321 47,652 252,961
Legal Proceedings 6,000 61,095 124,166
Investigations: enforces federal statutes within the U.S. and coordinates and supports all international ICE investigative activities involving national and visa security, illegal arms exports, financial and smuggling violations, immigration and customs fraud, human trafficking, identity and benefit fraud, child pornography and sex tourism.      
Investigative Operations: Domestic 1,008,909 98,561 1,068,646
Investigative Operations: International 62,107 33,180 95,287
Total Investigations 1,071,016 131,741 1,163,933
Intelligence: responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of strategic and tactical intelligence data in support of ICE and DHS.      
Intelligence 60,012 1,315 48,092
Detention and Removal Operations: tasked with ensuring that every noncitizen who has been ordered removed departs the U.S. through fair enforcement of the nation's immigration laws and coordination with foreign governments to ensure countries will accept removable noncitizens.      
Custody Operations 696,489 107,604 864,125
Fugitive Operations 35,242 135 79,049
Institutional Removal Program 33,719 88 53,518
Alternatives to Detention 14,202 2 20,712
Transportation and Removal Program 311,492 19,418 200,987
Total Detention and Removal Operations 1,091,144 127,247 1,218,391
Total Salaries and Expenses 2,438,493 369,050 2,807,543
Automation 39,605   39,605
Construction 26,179   26,179
Federal Protective Service: responsible for ensuring a safe environment in which federal agencies can conduct business by reducing threats posed against approximately 9,000 federal government facilities nationwide.      
FPS Basic Security
106,362   106,362
FPS Building Specific Security 377,765   377,765
Total FPS 484,127   484,127
Immigration Inspection User Fees
90,000   90,000
Breached Bond Detention Fund 70,000   70,000
Student and Exchange Visitor Program 40,000   40,000
Total, ICE 3,188,404 369,050 3,557,454
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was established in March 2003 as the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. ICE is comprised of four integrated divisions that form a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities.