Veterans Day 2021


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is an agency that welcomes, values and seeks out America’s veterans to build an inclusive and representative workforce. Veterans at ICE bring exceptional skills, training and commitment to the agency. Many have brought their dedication to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Management and Administration (M&A) and the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA).

The veterans of ICE carry out the agency’s mission with the same bravery and selflessness as they did while serving the United States in the armed forces. Through initiatives such as the Human Exploitation Rescue Operative Child-Rescue Corps (HERO) program, ICE provides many opportunities for veterans looking to transition from active duty to law enforcement careers.

Veterans at ICE

Veterans represent the best of our nation, and their unique experience brings invaluable skills to ICE. By helping veterans to transition to civilian careers, we fulfill our obligation to give back to those distinguished men and women who have given so much for us.

Veterans Day is set aside to pay respects to the men and women who have served. The men and women of ICE who now serve in a different capacity exhibit a lifelong commitment to securing the country from threats to the homeland.  See how veterans continue their commitment to the country and contribute to the ICE workforce:

Careers at ICE

ICE supports employing veterans and actively recruits qualified veterans for all positions within the agency. ICE values the commitment, work ethic and experience that veterans bring to the job, as well as their specialized skills and talents. As it relates to applying for employment at ICE, veteran’s preference consists of giving qualified, eligible veterans an advantage over others when recruiting under competitive external procedures (i.e., announcements open to anyone in the general public). Depending on the position being filled, veteran applicants may be placed ahead of other candidates in a ranking category.

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Updated: 08/30/2022