ICE is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that victim rights are carefully observed.
ICE can initiate removal proceedings against criminal aliens who are convicted of certain crimes.
ICE takes custody of the inmate after the criminal alien has completed their federal or state criminal sentence.
The removal process can take from several days to several months. Generally, the criminal alien remains in custody until ICE can remove the criminal alien to their country.
On occasion, ICE may not be able remove a criminal alien. This can happen for several reasons – the most common being the inability of ICE to secure travel authorization documents for the alien. Depending on the situation, ICE may have to release the criminal alien under an order of supervision or on bond.