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09/16/2017
Washington, DC
Statement

ICE’s goal is to build cooperative, respectful relationships with our law enforcement partners to help prevent dangerous criminal aliens from being released back onto the streets to potentially victimize our communities.

09/14/2017
Washington, DC
Statement

This legislation will greatly help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to target and dismantle transnational gangs, like MS-13, who pose a direct threat to public safety.

09/07/2017
Washington, DC
Statement

While we generally do not comment on future potential law enforcement actions, operational plans are subject to change based on a variety of factors. Due to the current weather situation in Florida and other potentially impacted areas, along with the ongoing recovery in Texas, ICE had already reviewed all upcoming operations and has adjusted accordingly. There is currently no coordinated nationwide operation planned at this time. The priority in the affected areas should remain focused on life-saving and life-sustaining activities.

09/06/2017
Washington, DC
Statement

As Hurricane Irma approaches the United States and its territories, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) highest priorities – as they were with Hurricane Harvey – are to promote life-saving and life-sustaining activities, the safe evacuation of people who are leaving the impacted area, the maintenance of public order, the prevention of the loss of property to the extent possible, and the speedy recovery of the region. Anyone in the path of this storm should follow instructions from their local officials and heed any warnings as this dangerous storm approaches.

08/30/2017
Washington, DC
Statement

Members of the public who receive such visitors should ask to see these properly labeled badges, and their credentials.

08/25/2017
Washington, DC
Statement

In light of Hurricane Harvey, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) highest priorities are to promote life-saving and life-sustaining activities, the safe evacuation of people who are leaving the impacted area, the maintenance of public order, the prevention of the loss of property to the extent possible, and the speedy recovery of the region.

08/14/2017
Washington, DC
Statement
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“We will not let up in our efforts to disrupt and dismantle the illicit pathways used by transnational criminal organizations and human smuggling facilitators.”

07/29/2017
Washington, DC
Statement

Secretary Kelly is a great American and a true patriot, and it has been an honor to serve with him these past months. His service and sacrifice for our country, both personal and professional, have been an inspiration to me and to the men and women of ICE. As Secretary Kelly once again answers the call to serve, I look forward to his continued leadership and service to our nation.

07/24/2017
Washington, DC
Statement

“The men and women of ICE are proud to stand alongside our law enforcement partners, including locally and at the U.S. Department of Justice, to combat these smuggling networks and protect the public and those who would fall victim to their dangerous practices that focus solely on their illicit profits. So long as I lead ICE, there will be an unwavering commitment to use law enforcement assets to put an end to these practices.”

04/19/2017
Washington, DC
Statement

The detention of Mexican ex-Governor Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, on April 9, 2017, in Florence, Italy, was the result of law enforcement cooperation between Mexican, Italian and U.S. authorities.

02/13/2017
Washington, DC
Statement
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Last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a series of targeted enforcement operations across the country. These operations targeted public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges.

07/09/2015
Washington, DC
Statement
The U.S. Congress, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina have all concluded that the crimes in eastern Bosnia in July 1995 constitute genocide.
03/20/2015
Washington, DC
Statement
Yesterday, during my testimony before the House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, I was asked whether it would help if Congress clarified the law to make it clear that it was mandatory that local jurisdictions cooperate with ICE. I want to be sure there is no confusion about my response.
11/11/2011
Washington, DC
Statement
ICE mourns the loss of Secretary Francisco Blake Mora and our Mexican law enforcement colleagues who passed away in this tragic helicopter crash. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and those serving within Mexico's Interior Ministry.
02/23/2011
Washington, DC
Statement
The announcement today by Mexican authorities of an arrest in the shooting of ICE Special Agents Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila is a welcome development. We are encouraged by this action and appreciate the efforts by Mexico to bring Special Agent Zapata's killers to justice.
02/15/2011
Washington, DC
Statement
Earlier this afternoon, two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents assigned to the ICE Attache office in Mexico City were shot in the line of duty while driving between Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico, by unknown assailants.
07/27/2010
Washington, DC
Statement

Read the statement from the Department of Homeland Security in response to a federal judge's ruling to enjoin parts of the Arizona immigration enforcement law.

03/26/2010
Washington, DC
Statement

ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton issues statement in response to Washington Post article on agency enforcement efforts.