Corey A. Price is the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Acting Executive Associate Director. In this role, Mr. Price leads ERO in its mission to protect the homeland through the arrest and removal of noncitizens who undermine the safety of our communities and the integrity of our immigration laws. He is responsible for a budget of approximately $4.4 billion and directs the operations of more than 8,600 employees assigned to 25 ERO field offices and headquarters, in more than 200 domestic locations and 25 overseas locations.
Mr. Price has over two decades of federal law enforcement experience and expertise in organizational and operations management, as well as executive leadership. He began his career as a district adjudications officer before transitioning to deportation officer with the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and he was a member of one of ICE’s first fugitive operations teams and an instructor at the ICE Academy. He has served on the Joint Terrorism Task Force and deployed to assist with public safety and evacuation efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Mr. Price previously served as EAD until May 2023, and Acting EAD from February 2021 to August 2021. Prior to that, he was the Field Office Director (FOD) for ERO’s El Paso Field Office. During his tenure, Mr. Price oversaw ERO operations in West Texas and New Mexico, leading a team of 331 employees with an area of responsibility covering 153,732 sq. miles and 688 miles along the Southwest border. He served as a member of the Joint Task Force - West Unified Command for the El Paso corridor and collaborated with federal, state, and local law enforcement on numerous efforts, including the Papal visit to the borderland, response to the southwest border surge, and the Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats.
Mr. Price has held numerous leadership positions within ERO, including the Assistant Director for Enforcement and the senior official performing the duties of the Deputy Executive Associate Director of ERO, acting FOD and Deputy FOD for the Atlanta Field Office; acting Assistant Director for the Law Enforcement Systems and Analysis Division; Director of the Law Enforcement Support Center in Williston, Vermont; Assistant Field Office Director in Columbus, Ohio; and Program Manager for the Fugitive Operations, Secure Border Initiative, and Executive Information Units at ERO Headquarters in Washington D.C.
Mr. Price began his federal career in 1992 in the U.S. Army and is a member of the Senior Executive Service.