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09/26/2019

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New ICE Chicago director committed to bridging relationships with public, media

New ICE Chicago director committed to bridging relationships with public, media

CHICAGO — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) announced the appointment of Robert Guadian as the Senior Executive Service (SES) field office director (FOD) in the Chicago field office, which oversees 13 offices throughout six states:  Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky.

Guadian’s primary goal in his new position is to be “all in” with the Chicago Field Office.

“I am committed to foster relationships with not only local law enforcement agencies but also with the public, media, state and local elected officials and other interested stakeholders,” said Guadian.  “I want to promote a better understanding of the agency’s mission and the valuable public service ICE provides.”

Before arriving in Chicago earlier this month, Guadian previously served as deputy field office director for the Dallas Field Office, a role he assumed in March 2016.  The Dallas Field Office encompasses 128 counties in North Texas and all 77 counties in Oklahoma and oversees the daily detention management of more than 2,000 detainees. 

While in Dallas, Guadian led re-organization and expansion efforts to acquire an additional 1,800 detention beds in response to the crisis on the Southwest Border, nearly doubling the total detention capacity of the Dallas Field Office.

In April 2018, Guadian served on temporary assignment at ERO Headquarters as acting deputy assistant director for Domestic Operations – West.  In that capacity, Guadian oversaw all field activities in 12 of the 24 field offices in the United States.

“With more than two decades of distinguished federal law enforcement experience, Mr. Guadian brings a wealth of knowledge in leadership, border security, and immigration law enforcement to his new role, and I am confident that he will provide strong leadership to ERO Chicago,” said Matthew T. Albence, ICE deputy director and senior official performing the duties of the director.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/26/2019