We vow to continue our mission to protect the United States by promoting homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration. To accomplish this mission, ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) coordinates with state, local, federal, tribal and foreign law enforcement to promote goodwill with foreign governments and citizens.
Each month features different photos from a year in ICE's history.archives In recognition of U. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) 10 year anniversary in March 2013, we presented a series of stories, images and a timeline to highlight our accomplishments and give a broad look at our proud history, as well as to educate the American public about our agency.We will continue to hone our skills, share our expertise and further our reputation as a preeminent U. federal law enforcement agency operating in the world today.With more than 20,000 employees, a presence in all 50 states and 48 foreign countries, today, we are stronger than we have ever been.In March 2003, the Homeland Security Act set into motion what would be the single-largest government reorganization since the creation of the Department of Defense. ICE was granted a unique combination of civil and criminal authorities to better protect national security and public safety in answer to the tragic events on 9/11.One of the agencies in the new Department of Homeland Security was the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, now known as U. Leveraging those authorities, ICE has become a powerful and sophisticated federal law enforcement agency.