Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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Group.png Immigration and Customs Enforcement  
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Logo.svg
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/Homeland Security
HeadquartersWashington DC
Interestsimmigrants, Civil asset forfeiture, rape, sex trafficking, human trafficking?
Interest ofAmnesty International USA
The US immigration service. Tasked with finding illegals, some reports have hinted it to be a front for sex trafficking.

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a US based governmental group with increasing links to elements of the US Deep State. During the 2010s, it has quietly become involved in more strange incidents, including the rape and disappearance of 1000s of girls and women within the US borders. Meanwhile, its list of "research methods" (such as getting guest lists of hotels and live tracking of numberplates) keeps growing unquestioned.[1]

Official narrative

Wikipedia writes that

“The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a federal law enforcement agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ICE's stated mission is to protect the United States from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that threaten national security and public safety.

The ICE mission is executed through the enforcement of more than 400 federal statutes and focuses on customs violations, immigration enforcement, preventing terrorism and combating the illegal movement of people and goods. ICE has two primary and distinct law enforcement components, namely, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO); in addition to three supporting divisions: Management & Program Administration, Office of Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) and Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).

ICE maintains domestic offices throughout the United States and attachés at major U.S. diplomatic missions overseas. ICE personnel (special agents and officers) do not patrol American borders; rather, that role is performed by the United States Border Patrol. ERO and HSI operate as two independent law enforcement agencies and have completely separate mission statements. HSI is focused on the disruption of transnational crime, where as ERO is responsible for the apprehension, detention and removal of illegal immigrants.” (2023)  [2]


The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects Americans from random and arbitrary stops and searches. However, this legal protection does not apply at the borders, defined as an within 100 miles of any U.S. "external boundary", an area where 200 million Americans live.[3]

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects Americans from random and arbitrary stops and searches. However, these basic constitutional principles do not apply fully at the borders, defined as an within 100 miles of any U.S. "external boundary." Roughly two-thirds of the United States' population lives within the 100-mile zone—that is, within 100 miles of a U.S. land or coastal border. That's about 200 million people.

For example, at border crossings (also called "ports of entry"), federal authorities do not need a warrant or even suspicion of wrongdoing to justify conducting what courts have called a "routine search," such as searching luggage or a vehicle. Formally. Border Patrol agents need a "reasonable suspicion" of an immigration violation or crime, but they routinely ignore or misunderstand the limits of their legal authority in the course of individual stops. [4]


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.[5]

Mass surveillance

Full article: Rated 3/5 Mass surveillance

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

Illegal drug trade?

In 2011, HSI Special Agents Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila, while working in Mexico to "combat illegal drug trade" were kidnapped, in a way that looked similar to former secret DEA double agent Kiki Camarena death. Citing a "loophole" known for decades, nobody was prosecuted until 2017, with several suspected Los Zetas suspects let loose. The case was also remarkable for not criticizing Operation Fast and Furious from which the gun - according to government tracking - originated from.[6]

Zapata died. Several family members and media pundits in Mexico and the US noted the ICE agents were suspected and looked like "competing cartel" members, with local media also accusing them of being or aiding CIA agents in a high speed chase.[7][8] The agent's account mentions that the gunmen apparently knew that they were attacking U.S. law enforcement officers and said "We don't give a fuck" and shot both of them.[9]

Sex trafficking

In 2018, PBS Newshour reported over 1300 women and girls said they were raped and sexually assaulted by an ICE agent in their facilities, with many cases dropped for unknown reasons.[10] Even more troublesome, in 2019, The Huffington Post reported ICE moved 700 migrant woman and girls from their detention centers, and refused to tell anyone - including lawyers, judges, other federal agencies or relatives where they went.[11] Several ICE detention centers responded that "We're Not Responsible for Staff's Sexual Abuse of Detainees" citing it's not a prison, but a "family center", and "their sex in consensual", even though the victims and victimizers don't speak the same language.[12]

ICE Agents Pay For Sex In Trafficking Scheme - The Damage Report - 2020

“So sexual abuse in immigration detention has been happening for decades. These cases have come up for watchdog organizations. We want to take a deeper look and really understand the extent to which this was happening. And so, we were looking at two sets of data. One was from the Office of the Inspector General which you mentioned and then the other was from ICE itself that was looking at 1,310 allegations of sexual abuse occurring between 2013 and 2017. So, we were looking at those two sets of data but understanding that there were a number of issues with those sets of that. The first, of course, is that this issue is largely under reported.”
PBS,  PBS Newshour (2018)  [13]

In the summer of 2021 several high-profile cases in the US were uncovered.[14] In Texas, US Border Patrol agents also continued to be arrested for abducting hundreds[15] of children from detention centres[16]. The media seemed uninterested and The Atlantic ran a hit piece[17] regarding the surge, calling it a mere coincidence ICE officers and federal officers keep getting arrested for sex trafficking migrant children that went missing in Southern US States.[18]

In 2022, more ICE officers continued to be arrested for sex trafficking, with dozens of children still missing. Corporate media has maintained their official narrative that this is not a weird trend.[19]

While in ICE custody, thousands of migrants reported sexual abuse

Forced sterilization allegations

In 2020, a whistleblower accused an ICE centre in Georgia of forcibly sterilizing women. The reports claimed a doctor conducted unauthorized medical procedures on women detained by ICE.[20]

Arresting US Citizens

From 2012 to 2018, ICE wrongfully arrested and detained over a 1000 U.S. citizens, including many who spent months or even 3 years in ICE centers, possible getting raped as well.[21]

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.[22]

Hidden CCTV

In 2018 US government documents revealed that the ICE was hiding CCTV cameras in ordinary roadside objects such as street lights.[23]

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.”[24]

Presidential Briefings


President Trump’s following comment came during a White House discussion about so-called sanctuary cities. He was responding to Sheriff Margaret Mims, of Fresno County, California, who had recounted how California state laws were holding her back from cooperating with deportation efforts by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Here’s their exchange:

   Sheriff Mims: “There could be an MS-13 member I know about — if they don’t reach a certain threshold, I cannot tell ICE about it.” 

Trump reacted with the following;

“We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — and we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals. And we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before. And because of the weak laws, they come in fast, we get them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out. It’s crazy.”
Donald Trump (May 2018)  [25]


  25. White House, New York Times