TOP STORY: ICE offices around the globe
As part of ICE's ongoing celebration of their 10 year anniversary, the Office of Public Affairs will release a new Top 10 list every month, for 10 months.
All of ICE's locations are unique, and so is the work that ICE's officers and special agents do every day. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) helps protect the United States and its interests by conducting multi-faceted, international law enforcement operations and safely repatriating individuals wanted by our foreign law enforcement partners. Through its international and domestic offices, ICE works with its law enforcement partners to combat a wide range of criminal activity and as well as to repatriate criminal aliens to their country of origin. Below are 10 ICE offices from around the globe.
Oahu, Hawaii (HSI and ERO offices)
HSI's Hawaii Camp H. M. Smith and ERO's Honolulu field office are located on Oahu, the third largest Hawaiian island, which is home to the majority of Hawaii's population. The island also features the Pearl Harbor memorials.
Rome, Italy (ERO and HSI offices)
Rome is a historical powerhouse, which features the Via dei Fori Imperiali, the Colosseum, the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, Trajan's Forum and Market, the Arch of Constantine, the Flavian Palace, Circus Maximus, the Golden House of Nero, Trajan's baths, the Pantheon, the Largo di Torre Argentina, the Baths of Caracalla, the tomb of Cecilia Metella, the Villa dei Quintili, and stretches of Roman aqueduct.
Jerusalem, Israel (HSI office)
The capital city of Israel, Jerusalem is the largest city in Israel. A holy city to three religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world.
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (ERO office)
Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States. Guaynabo is home to the ruins of Caparra, a U.S. National Historic Landmark, and the Guánica State Forest, a small dry forest reserve, the largest remaining tract of tropical dry coastal forest in the world, and designated an international Biosphere Reserve.
Miami, Florida (HSI and ERO offices)
Miami is located 20 miles from Fort Lauderdale and 156 miles from Key West. Due to being sandwiched in by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Everglades wetland area to the west, the Miami metropolitan area is a lengthy 110 miles north to south, but never more than 20 miles east to west.
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (ERO office)
Saint Thomas is home to the Virgin Islands National Park, which covers 60% of the island's territory.
Buenos Aires, Argentina (HSI office)
Aside from being ICE's southernmost office, this coastal city is the capital of the Argentine Republic. The name, Buenos Aires, means fair winds or literally good air in Spanish.
Frankfurt, Germany (ERO and HSI office)
Located in the largest country in Central Europe, Frankfurt has no shortage of museums (at least 20), so history buffs would feel right at home. Home of the European Central Bank and the German Stock Exchange, this ancient city is widely known as the financial capital of Europe.
Santa Ana, California (ERO office)
Just 38 miles from Hollywood, 28 miles from Long Beach, and less than an hour to Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, Santa Ana is centrally located in one of the continental United States largest and most varied states.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (HSI office)
The federal capital and the largest city in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is home to the Petronas Towers.
To see more of ICE’s 10th Anniversary celebration, click here.