The US Immigration & Customs Enforcement Field Office for Buffalo, New York is located at: 250 Delaware Avenue, Floor 7; Buffalo, NY, 14202. Their contact information is:
Its area of responsibility is – Western, Central & Northern New York State
ICE was created formed in 2003. It currently has more than 20,000 law enforcement and support personnel – in over 400 offices in the US and across the world. The agency’s budget focuses on:
Homeland Security Investigations (HIS)
This department is the main investigative unite with nearly 10,000 employees including 6,7000 special agents and 700 intelligence analysts in 210 US cities and 78 offices overseas. The HIS, “conducts transnational criminal investigations that protect the U.S. against threats to its national security and brings to justice those seeking to exploit U.S. customs and immigration laws worldwide.”
The legal authority of HIS includes investigating cross-border criminal actions including investigating cash and weapons smuggling, cybercrimes, child sex exploitation, commercial fraud, theft of intellectual property, narcotics smuggling and trafficking, identity fraud, benefit fraud, human rights violations, counterterrorism, transnational gang activity, and visa security.
HIS works with federals, state, and local law enforcement departments.
Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)
This office focuses on threats to American security and the integrity of the immigration system. It targets convicted criminal aliens, people who have violated the nation’s immigration laws such as people who entered the country illegally after being removed, and “immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges.” Deportation officers of the ERO who are assigned to INTERPOL target foreign fugitives wanted for crimes abroad who and who are now in the US. The ERO manages all parts of the immigration enforcement process such as:
- Identification and arrest
- Domestic transportation
- Bond management
- Supervised release – including alternatives to detention.
ERO also removes aliens ordered removed from the U.S. to more than 170 countries around the world.
For example, ERO’s ICE Air Operations Division “provides commercial and chartered aviation support, both domestically and internationally, to all 24 ERO Field Offices strategically located throughout the United States, providing air transportation to transfer aliens to designated detention locations and/or to staging sites in order to accomplish removal flights to aliens’ countries of origin.”
Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA)
This department has more than 1,000 lawyers and serves as “the exclusive representative of DHS in immigration removal proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review.” OPLA litigates removal cases. It also advises ICE personnel on “their customs, criminal, and immigration law enforcement authorities, the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act, ethics, legal liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act, and a range of administrative law issues, such as contract, fiscal, and employment law.”
Management and Administration (M&A)
This directorate provides the infrastructure needed for ICE operations – such as identifying and monitoring performance measurements, employee recruitment, and coordinate ICE’s administrative and managerial functions. M&A maintains’ ICE’s budget, expenses, facilities, procurement, and compliance programs. It also provides and implements ICE’s IT infrastructure and it collaborates “with internal stakeholders to increase diversity, guarantees timely responses to Freedom of Information Act requests and supports the agency’s training needs.”
Contact an immigration attorney in Buffalo if you or a loved has been arrested or is being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Buffalo, NY.