Officers and agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had a busy year in 2017. New leadership set up the agency to increase immigration enforcement efforts.
“Our mission is accomplished by the people of ICE working together and by adhering to our core values of integrity, courage and excellence,” ICE officials wrote. “The following Year in Review is a snapshot of ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA), and Management and Administration’s (MA) daily work. As we reflect on 2017 and prepare for the challenges of 2018, ICE will continue to strive for excellence in all its efforts.”
Below are the top ten stories recalling the efforts of the agency throughout 2017:
ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers started the New Year with an aggressive effort to begin the process of removing criminal aliens