Homeland Security Investigations

Homeland Security Investigations is the component of ICE responsible for investigating violations of U.S. laws that threaten national security. HSI combats criminal organizations that exploit America's travel, trade, financial and immigration systems.

Alien smuggling within the U.S. is being organized via social media ads
December 7, 2019

Alien smuggling within the U.S. is being organized via social media ads. ICE Homeland Security Investigations is trying to identify those responsible for the online recruitment efforts. Meanwhile, those who answer the ads face severe penalties if they are caught.

Sophisticated marijuana smuggling organization with ties to Sinaloa Cartel
November 30, 2019

A sophisticated organization with ties to the Sinaloa Cartel smuggled thousands of pounds of marijuana through the Sonoran Desert into Arizona. 18 defendants have been convicted for activities connected with this smuggling operation; all but one of them are foreign nationals.

Alien in Connecticut arrested for sexual assault, will be turned over to ICE
November 28, 2019

An alien in Meriden, Connecticut has been arrested on serious charges including sexual assault, will be turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when he is released.

How stingray devices are used by ICE
October 21, 2019

How cell-site simulators, more commonly known as stingray devices, are used by ICE in criminal investigations concerning illegal aliens. In a recent incident, such devices were used by ICE to fix the location of an illegal alien in New York City who was wanted for felony violations of the law.

Mexican cartels control human smuggling across the southern border
October 6, 2019

U.S. government immigration officials testify before Congress that Mexican drug cartels are in complete control of human smuggling at the U.S. southern border. U.S. immigration policy incentivizes human smuggling similar to how narcotics trafficking is incentivized.

ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence Testifies Before Congress
July 30, 2019

In the opening statement of his testimony before the Homeland Security subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations, ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence makes the case for increased funding for ICE law enforcement operations.

Gregory Nevano describes how Mexican cartels benefit from human smuggling of migrants
July 7, 2019

Gregory Nevano, Assistant Director at ICE Homeland Security Investigations, describes the problems of human smuggling and trafficking at the southwestern border, which have intensified with the wave of migration from Central America.