Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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Group.png Immigration and Customs Enforcement   SourcewatchRdf-icon.png
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Logo.svg
AbbreviationICE
Motto"Protecting National Security and Upholding Public Safety"
Predecessor• Criminal investigation resources of the
• United States Immigration and Naturalization Service
• Investigative and intelligence resources of the
• United States Customs Service
Parent organizationUS/Department of Homeland Security
HeadquartersWashington DC
Staff19,330
Interestsimmigrants, Civil asset forfeiture

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a US based governmental group. It is given data such as guest lists by hotels.[1]

Civil asset forfeiture

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Full article: Civil asset forfeiture

A 2017 a handbook was leaked which advised ICE members on Civil asset forfeiture.[2]

Mass surveillance

Full article: Rated 3/5 Mass surveillance

The US deep state is using ICE to roll out Mass surveillance technology.

Number plate recognition

In January 2018, the ICE was officially permitted to agency-wide access to a nationwide license plate recognition database. The system gave the agency access to billions of license plate records and new powers of real-time location tracking, raising concerns from civil liberties.[3]

Hidden CCTV

In 2018 US government documents revealed that the ICE was hiding CCTV cameras in ordinary roadside objects such as street lights.[4]

Minimum Prisoner levels

Ghita Schwartz, Senior Staff Attorney for CCR, said, in releasing the report: “Almost all guaranteed minimums [of prisoners] are found in facilities that contract with private prison companies, and ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] actively collaborates with these companies to keep details of their contracts secret.”[5]


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