Just as federal, state and local law enforcement have flooded Denver this week, providing security as well as a plethora of disturbing images of police brutality during this week’s Democratic National Convention (DNC), Colorado is getting some additional federal agents that will stay well after the DNC is over.
The Department of Homeland Security today announced the state’s newest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office will be headquartered in Colorado Springs, the heart of Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn’s district.
Lamborn, R-Colo., released a statement expressing his excitement:
I look forward to the role ICE agents will play in our community. The financial burdens associated with illegal immigrants in our state are enormous. I am confident the new ICE office will help us get on top of this growing social and economic problem.
The new ICE office, Colorado’s ninth, will focus on investigating drug smuggling, human trafficking, financial crimes, human smuggling, illegal arms exports, document fraud, immigration fraud, child pornography and exploitation, and money laundering, according to Lamborn’s office.