U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE

Immigration Enforcement

Securing our nation's borders and safeguarding the integrity of our immigration system is a primary focus of ICE officers and agents throughout the country. Immigration enforcement is the largest single area of responsibility for ERO and is a critical component of the overall safety, security, and well-being of our nation.

While ERO has significant assets near the border, the majority of its immigration enforcement mission takes place in the interior of the country. To accomplish ICE's important immigration enforcement objectives, ERO coordinates closely with law enforcement partners within the U.S. and around the world. One of the most notable law enforcement coordination and partnership efforts within ERO involves the biometric and biographic identification of priority undocumented individuals who are incarcerated within federal, state, and local prisons and jails.

ERO works with law enforcement partners in the shared responsibility for ensuring the safety of our communities through a variety resources and programs. The 287(g) program enables a state or local law enforcement entity to receive delegated authority, training, and technology resources for immigration enforcement within their jurisdictions. ICE's Law Enforcement Support Center coordinates response and enforcement actions with law enforcement partners using biometrics to identify foreign-born individuals arrested for criminal offenses.

ERO also enhances the impact of multi-agency task forces through its administrative authority to arrest individuals deemed a threat to public safety on their unlawful immigration status without additional criminal charges. Finally, leveraging resources available through foreign law enforcement partners including INTERPOL and the ICE Attaché corps, ERO develops investigative leads and provides support in locating and arresting foreign nationals wanted for crimes committed abroad who are now at-large in the U.S.

Browse through the "Immigration Enforcement" drop-down menu to learn more.

Combating Transnational Crime

As one of the country's premier federal law enforcement agencies, ICE is dedicated to detecting and dismantling transnational criminal networks that target the American people and threaten our industries, organizations and financial systems. Combating cross-border criminal activity is the largest single area of responsibility of HSI, and is a critical component of the overall safety, security, and well-being of our nation.

HSI investigates the criminal enterprises that engage in a broad range of illicit activity including narcotics smuggling, human trafficking, gang violence, money laundering and other financial crimes, intellectual property theft, and customs fraud. HSI also investigates a broad range of cybercrime, including child exploitation in the commitment to securing both physical and virtual borders.

HSI is committed to identifying and disrupting the movement of illicit proceeds generated by these criminal organizations and activities in an effort to safeguard our nation's trade, travel and financial systems.

Our workforce maintains effective relationships throughout the global law enforcement community and works closely with our domestic and international partners at every level to ensure the safety of all Americans.

HSI is the largest contributor to the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Forces and employs its unique and exclusive immigration and trade-based authorities to disrupt terrorist networks and prevent attacks against the homeland. This work includes HSI initiating investigations into transnational criminal organizations and subjects of national security concern or interest who are involved in narcotics smuggling, human trafficking and smuggling, and immigration document and benefit fraud, as well as investigating trade-based money laundering and intellectual property crimes used to finance or support terrorists or their activities. HSI is also responsible for preventing terrorist groups, illicit procurement networks, and hostile nations from acquiring U.S. military hardware, sensitive technical data, dual-use technology, and other materials used to develop weapons of mass destruction.

Browse through the Investigations categories under the “Combatting Transnational Crime” drop-down menu to learn more.

Feb 14, 2024
Full time
$74,642 - $117,400 yearly
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE San Francisco, CA, USA
Duties As a Public Affairs Specialist, at the full performance level GS-13, you will perform the following duties: Preparing and coordinating feature articles and publications that inform employees, public, and target groups relating to the organization programs, objectives, and mission; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with foreign and domestic media; Developing and disseminating informational materials to audiences through media; and Managing a Public Affairs program and its procedures governing information dissemination.    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position. You must successfully pass a background investigation. You must successfully pass a drug screen. Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service. Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the...
Feb 09, 2024
Full time
$143,736 - $191,900 yearly
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE Remote (CA, USA)
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Information Officer. The purpose of the position is to serve as an AI Technology Expert for AI/ML-enabled applications and solutions. In this role you will help DHS with leveraging recent technological advancements to harness the benefits of AI and significantly expand its responsible use to improve delivery of services and operational effectiveness. Duties The primary purpose of the position is to serve as an AI Technology Expert for AI/ML-enabled applications and solutions. In this role you will help DHS leverage the moment and momentum created by recent technological advancements to harness the benefits of AI and significantly expand its responsible use to improve delivery of services and operational effectiveness. As an AI Technology Expert, GS-2210-15, your typical work assignments may include: Identifying opportunities to leverage and integrate AI/ML technologies and...
Jan 31, 2024
Full time
$81,216 - $105,579 yearly
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE CA, USA
Duties To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on  Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees.  Therefore, the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043 does not currently apply as of the date of this job opportunity announcement. ICE will request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. As an Information Technology Specialist (Information Security), you will perform the following duties: Define the scope and level of detail for security...