With more than 20,000 employees in over 400 offices in the United States and in 46 other countries, ICE’s mission is to protect America and fight for a safer country for us all. These special agents have many responsibilities, and one of them is fighting terrorism. Here are some initiatives developed to combat this global threat with the help of ICE:


Visa Security Program


The Visa Security Program is very important for protecting our country because it keeps criminals and terrorists out. ICE assigns special agents to work on the visa screening and vetting process to disrupt terrorism and criminal networks that are planning attacks against our nation. Technology plays a big role in automating part of our screening process to make it more effective.


Illicit Pathways Attack Strategy


Transnational organized crime networks pose a continuous threat to our beloved country. They are becoming smarter and more complex, which requires us to integrate our lines of defense. We also urge our foreign partners to join us in the fight by helping us break the economic power of these organizations and target their infrastructures.


Counter-Proliferation Investigations Program


Through the Counter-Proliferation Investigations Program, ICE prevents foreign enemies from stealing U.S. technology. Can you imagine what would happen if our sensitive technologies and weapons end up in the hands of terrorists? This program fights the trafficking and illegal exportation of weapons of mass destruction, military technology, and firearms. Homeland Security Investigations has the authority to investigate all cross-border crime and even run undercover operations.

At ICE Foundation, we support the brave ICE agents that risk their lives every day to protect us from terrorists. Do you want to join our cause? Contact us through our website or by calling (202) 888-1761 to learn how you can help.

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Effective December 31, 2018, the Board of the ICE Foundation recently voted to officially close down the foundation and cease all operations.  However, an entirely new and separate organization, the Homeland Security Philanthropy Council, has been created and will take up many of the positive legacy programs of the former ICE Foundation.  The Homeland Security Philanthropy Council will be similar to the ICE Foundation but will assume a broader remit to assist law enforcement agencies within the Department of Homeland Security. ICE Foundation Executive Director James Barchiesi and several ICE Foundation Board members will help with the transition and continue their philanthropic efforts by supporting the Homeland Security Philanthropy Council.  However, it is important to clarify that the ICE Foundation will sunset at the end of 2018 and that the Homeland Security Philanthropy Council will be a new entity without any official connection to the former ICE Foundation. The ICE Foundation Board members would like to sincerely thank the many generous supporters of the ICE Foundation who have assisted our efforts over the years to support the ICE mission and the men and women of ICE and their families.

For further information about the Homeland Security Philanthropy Council please see their website