ICE ERO removes aliens from the United States who are subject to a final order of removal. ERO facilitates the processing of illegal aliens through the immigration court system and coordinates their departure from the United States. ERO's robust removal program reduces the number of illegal alien absconders in the U.S. Removal management involves planning and coordinating removals across the country and developing and implementing strategies to support the return of all removable aliens to their country of origin.
ERO removal operations require complex coordination, management, and facilitation efforts to successfully remove/return aliens from the United States. ERO accomplishes this mission through contract/chartered flights and commercial airlines for escorted and unescorted removals. In collaboration with the ICE HSI Office of International Operations and the Department of State, ERO also works with international partners to successfully execute removal operations.