Immigration and Customs Enforcement Immigration and Customs Enforcement

People hold up signs July 16 in Washington, D.C., as they protest ICE. Getting rid of the agency has become a popular rallying cry among progressives, but the House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a symbolic measure voicing support for ICE. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Republicans Force Democrats To Go On Record Over Immigration Agency

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/630260583/630335106" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Demonstrators gathered last month outside a detention facility near El Paso, Texas, to protest the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Sandra Lopez holds her daughter, Areli, next to Rev. Shawna Foster in the basement of the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist parsonage in Carbondale, Colo. Wyatt Orme/Aspen Public Radio hide caption

toggle caption
Wyatt Orme/Aspen Public Radio

Desperate To Avoid Deportation, She Hasn't Left Sanctuary For 8 Months

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/624647294/626929939" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

ICE Has New Ways To Keep Asylum-Seekers And Their Kids Apart, Critics Say

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/625980964/625980965" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Garry Mead, assistant director of detention and removal for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, answers a reporter's question in 2007 in front of cells that housed immigrant families at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas. After a suit by the ACLU, the center ended family detention, and ICE mostly avoided it until 2014. LM Otero/AP hide caption

toggle caption
LM Otero/AP

The U.S. Has A Long, Troubled History Of Detaining Families Together

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/624789871/624789872" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A former top attorney at ICE in Washington state has pleaded guilty to stealing the personal information of immigrants who were at risk of deportation and using the data to defraud banks. Here, protesters stand outside the ICE office in Seattle during a demonstration in May. Lindsey Wasson/Reuters hide caption

toggle caption
Lindsey Wasson/Reuters

Demonstrators protest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday, just outside the agency's regional office in Portland, Ore. Diego G. Diaz/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Diego G. Diaz/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Special agents with Homeland Security Investigations, the investigative arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, lead a man away from Fresh Mark in Salem, Ohio, on Tuesday. The mass arrests were the result of the second such large-scale raid this month. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hide caption

toggle caption
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

A border patrol car drives past the old border wall just east of Borderfield State Park where construction is set to begin on approximately 14.5 miles of new fencing on June 4 in San Ysidro, Calif. Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images

DHS: Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Adults At Border In 6 Weeks

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/620451012/620652668" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Immigration lawyer Margaret Stock displays a document sent to U.S. Army enlistee Shu Luo, threatening him with deportation. Courtesy of Margaret Stock hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Margaret Stock

ICE Drops Deportation Threat Against Chinese Student Joining U.S. Army

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/620150527/620230420" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents take fingerprints while processing apprehended immigration fugitives inside the ICE staging facility in Los Angeles on April 18, 2017. Earlier this year ICE agents searching for an undocumented farmworker stopped his brother and sister-in-law. The couple sped off, crashed their car and died. Brian van der Brug/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Brian van der Brug/LA Times via Getty Images

Farmworkers In California Fearful After Immigrant Couple Dies While Fleeing ICE

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/619631561/619672962" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a health care union rally at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 21. Cuomo is threatening to sue federal immigration authorities and accused them of violating the law. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

A spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Francisco has resigned, citing disagreements over how to cast the actions of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who warned against immigration raids last month. The raids prompted a rally outside the ICE office in San Francisco. Stephen Lam/Reuters hide caption

toggle caption
Stephen Lam/Reuters

Raphael Sanchez, a chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has been charged with stealing immigrants' identities. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
The Washington Post/Getty Images