U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

American federal law enforcement agency

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest and primary law enforcement agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Its duty is to protect the nation's border. Its main office is located in Washington, D.C..

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Abbreviation ICE
ICE is a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security
Motto "Protecting National Security and Upholding Public Safety"
Agency Overview
Formed 2003, March 1
Preceding agencies
Annual Budget $5 billion (2008)[1]
Legal personality Governmental agency
Jurisdictional Structure
Federal agency United States
Constituting instrument Homeland Security Act of 2002
General nature
Operational Structure
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Agency executive John P. Torres, Acting Assistant Secretary
Parent agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security

ICE is run by an assistant secretary, who is given the job by the President of the United States, confirmed by the Senate, and reports directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security.[2]

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References

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  1. "FY2008 Budget". Archived from the original on 2009-03-10. Retrieved 2009-03-09.
  2. "DHS | Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Julie L. Myers". Archived from the original on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2009-03-09.

Other websites

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International agencies like ICE

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