John T. Morton

Assistant Secretary, US Immigration & Customs Enforcement at United States Department of Homeland Security

John T. Morton

John T. Morton

Assistant Secretary, US Immigration & Customs Enforcement at United States Department of Homeland Security

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John T. Morton
John T. Morton, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

John Morton was unanimously confirmed as the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by the U.S. Senate on May 12, 2009. ICE is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the second largest investigative agency in the federal government. Created in 2003, the agency has a budget of $5.7 billion dollars and more than 20,000 employees in offices in all 50 states and 47 foreign countries. The agency’s primary mission is to promote homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration.

Prior to his appointment by the President, Mr. Morton spent 15 years at the Department of Justice. At the Department, Mr. Morton served in several positions including Assistant United States Attorney, Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General and Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division.

During his tenure at ICE, Mr. Morton has strengthened ICE’s investigative efforts, with a particular emphasis on border crimes, export controls, intellectual property enforcement and child exploitation. Mr. Morton has also sought to prioritize ICE’s immigration enforcement efforts around the removal of criminal offenders, recent border violators, and those who ignore orders of removal or obtain immigration status by fraud.

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Executive Director, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Senior Procurement Executives at Chief Acquisition Officers Council

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Acting Deputy Secretary at United States Department of Homeland Security

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Advisor at United States Department of Homeland Security

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President, Texas A&M University at Texas A&M University - Bush School of Government and Public Service

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President at Email Sender & Provider Coalition

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Former Undersecretary for National Protection & Programs at United States Department of Homeland Security

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Director of Department at US Coast Guard

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Senior Advisor at United States Department of Homeland Security

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Director at Office of National Drug Control Policy

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Assistant Secretary, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at United States Department of Homeland Security

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John T. Morton
Assistant Secretary, US Immigration & Customs Enforcement at United States Department of Homeland Security
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Assistant Secretary, US Immigration & Customs Enforcement
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U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security is a Cabinet department of the United States federal government which is focused on homeland security to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards. U.S. Department of Homeland Security combines 22 different federal departments and agencies into a unified, integrated cabinet agency. Their mission to secure the nation requires the dedication of more than 225,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response from cyber security analyst to chemical facility inspector. The foundation of national homeland security strategy designed to achieve homeland security relies on the three key concepts of security; resilience; and customs and exchange. In turn, these key concepts drive broad areas of activity that the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) process defines as homeland security missions. Their main areas of responsibility are Guarding against Terrorism; Securing their Borders; Enforcing their Immigration Laws; Improving their Readiness for; Response to and Recovery from Disasters; and Maturing and Unifying the Department. U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security was established in 2002.

Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division
1999 - 2009

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Special Assistant to the General Counsel
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