Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative agency in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is responsible for identifying and shutting down vulnerabilities on the nation's border and for economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
Formed in 2003 as part of the federal government's response to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, ICE's mission is to protect the security of the American people and homeland by vigilantly enforcing the nation's immigration and customs laws.
ICE combines investigative techniques, new technological resources and a high level of professionalism to provide a wide range of resources to the public and to federal, state and local law enforcement partners.
ICE is comprised of four operational divisions:
* Office of Detention and Removal Operations (DRO)
* Office of Investigations (OI)
* Office of Intelligence (Intel)
* Office of International Affairs (OIA)
With more than 19,000 employees in more than 400 offices in the United States and around the world, ICE plays a vital role in the DHS's layered-defense approach to protecting the nation. Intel collects, analyzes and shares strategic and tactical data for use by ICE and DHS management and operational units, as well as to support federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement partners. The National Security Division of the OI monitors the conduct of field enforcement operations in the investigation, detection, interdiction, prosecution and removal of foreign terrorists, terrorist supporters and hostile foreign intelligence agents within the United States. This branch also has operational oversight of all ICE special agents assigned to the 66 FBI joint terrorism task forces, provides continuous support to all counterterrorism investigations and ICE field offices supporting those counterterrorism efforts and provides actionable proactive counterterrorism lead information, in furtherance of preventing and disrupting terrorist cells domestically and abroad.
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- Management consulting and administration
- Border control
- Counter-drug operations
- Facilities and Infrastructure
- Human intelligence
- Information technology
- Intelligence analysis
- Law enforcement
- Staffing and personnel
- Building and personal security
- Technical intelligence
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