The Law Enforcement Assistance Corner is an index of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) information for federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. This corner provides information on ICE's work in immigration and criminal law enforcement and the many ways they overlap. It pulls together links from the ICE.gov website to ensure that ICE's law enforcement partners can easily find relevant information in support of their mission and any current or future collaboration with ICE. In addition, the Law Enforcement Assistance Corner features two information sharing systems designed to allow the federal government to communicate sensitive information to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. This site has been designed as a tool to make exploring the work of ICE as easy as possible.
ICE ERO is dedicated to ensuring the public is fully informed of the agency's immigration enforcement efforts. In support of the agency's mission, ICE ERO is committed to transparency, collaboration and resolving concerns with external stakeholders, particularly the agency’s criminal justice partners.
While executing its mission, ICE takes enforcement action against aliens who may also have obligations within the criminal justice system. These actions may conflict with state or local criminal justice proceedings, which may create a need for additional information sharing with state and local authorities.
For example, an alien may miss a court hearing and forfeit bond money or be absent from a meeting with a parole officer and be subject to penalties as a result.
ICE developed our ICE Criminal Justice Stakeholder Forms to offer criminal justice professionals access to relevant and reliable information from ICE when working with aliens in these circumstances. The information provided through the information request process can be used to verify that the alien’s absence from court or other failure to meet a criminal justice obligation was due to ICE enforcement, detention, or removal.
If you require information on an individual who failed to meet a criminal justice obligation and you suspect it was the result of ICE immigration enforcement:
Cyber threats from malicious actors are a growing concern across the United States. Voluntary sharing of incident information between state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) law enforcement and the federal government is important to ensuring a safe and secure cyberspace. This document details different ways SLTT law enforcement partners can report suspected or confirmed cyber incidents to the federal government. No matter which "door" SLTT law enforcement uses, information is shared within the federal government to provide an appropriate response while protecting citizens’ privacy and civil liberties under the law.
A cyber incident is a past, ongoing, or threatened intrusion, disruption, or other event that impairs or is likely to impair the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of electronic information, information systems, services, or networks. SLTT partners are encouraged to voluntarily report suspected or confirmed cyber incidents to a federal entity. In particular, a cyber incident should be reported if it:
Cyber incidents may be reported at various stages, including when complete information is not available. Gathering as much information as possible will help expedite assistance to your agency and your community.
The federal government has several different ways for individuals, businesses, law enforcement partners, and others to report cyber incidents. SLTT law enforcement can report to the federal government in person, by e-mail, by phone, or via online tools. Reports are appropriately shared among relevant federal stakeholders in order to help mitigate the consequences of the incident, evaluate the impact on critical infrastructure, and investigate any potential criminal violations.
|Organization and Key Points of Contact||What to Report?|
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
|National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)|
|Suspected or confirmed cyber incidents that may impact critical infrastructure and require technical response and mitigation assistance|
|United States Secret Service|
|Cybercrime, including computer intrusions or attacks, transmission of malicious code, password trafficking, or theft of payment card or other financial payment information|
|Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI)|
|Cyber-based domestic or international cross-border crime, including child exploitation, money laundering, smuggling, and violations of intellectual property rights|
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
|Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)|
|Cybercrime, including computer intrusions or attacks, fraud, intellectual property theft, identity theft, theft of trade secrets, criminal hacking, terrorist activity, espionage, sabotage, or other foreign intelligence activity|
The FBI’s Cyber Shield Alliance provides extensive resources for SLTT partners, including eGuardian access, intelligence sharing, federally sponsored training, and fellowships at the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force.
The FBI also supports the InfraGard partnership with the private sector.
The U.S. Secret Service operates the National Computer Forensics Institute to provide federally sponsored training for SLTT partners, including law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges.
The ICE HSI Cyber Crimes Center offers a variety of technical training courses related to cyber investigations and digital forensics on a request basis.
The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) manuals Searching and Seizing Computers and Electronic Evidence and Prosecuting Computer Crimes are available online.