Immigration and Customs Enforcement


Washington, D.C.

Office of Public Affairs

(202) 514-2648

ICE, created in 2003, is the largest investigative branch of the federal Department of Homeland Security, with a 2008 budget of $5 billion. It includes the law enforcement arms of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service and the U.S. Customs Service. ICE holds about 31,000 non-citizens in detention every day in more than 200 detention centers, jails, and prisons nationwide.

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