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ICE Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Report

Published: Nov 23, 2009 By: USICE

ICE Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Report

"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is tasked with a broad law enforcement mission related to strengthening the nation’s immigration system, combating cross-border and financial crime, protecting federal facilities and more.

In fiscal year 2008 (FY08), ICE marked its fifth year as a federal agency.With a 17,000-strong workforce, ICE’s presence is felt throughout the United States and around the globe. The FY08 annual report details the results that ICE achieved in its critical homeland security mission in the last fiscal year.

In FY08, ICE made significant strides in virtually every area of the agency’s mission, including the following:



ICE removed 356,739 illegal aliens from the United States—a 23.5 percent increase over the previous year’s total. This includes more than 100,000 who returned to their home countries voluntarily.

Launched removal proceedings against criminal aliens.

ICE issued 221,085 charging documents to start removal proceedings against criminal aliens incarcerated in federal prisons—a 46 percent increase over the previous year’s total."

Removed illegal aliens.

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