Homeland Security Investigations
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is the largest and principal investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ICE’s primary mission is to protect national security, public safety and the integrity of the U.S. borders through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration.
The ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate is a critical asset in the ICE mission, responsible for investigating a wide range of domestic and international activities arising from the illicit movement of people, money, and goods into, within and out of the United States. The agency’s law enforcement authorities encompass more than 400 U.S. federal statutes that ICE is responsible for enforcing in its commitment to ensuring national security and public safety. HSI uses its legal authority to investigate transnational crimes, which envelope issues such as human smuggling; trafficking in persons; smuggling of narcotics, currency, cultural property, weapons and other types of contraband; financial crimes, child pornography/exploitation, human rights violations and gang enforcement issues.
Services: DHS only takes fingerprints for the U-1 Visa process. For more information and/or an appointment, please send an email to ICEQuito@state.gov