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Immigration Enforcement Unit

Our Mission

The mission of the Immigration Enforcement Unit is to deter, disrupt and eliminate criminal activity associated with illegal immigration by enforcing immigration laws pursuant to Federal and State statutes. Develop immigration enforcement training programs to be offered to local law enforcement agencies; assist local law enforcement agencies with proper implementation, management and enforcement of applicable immigration laws.

Goal 1: Respond to local and state law enforcement agencies needs associated with illegal immigration violation.

  • Objective 1:    Identify illegal aliens involved in criminal activity in South Carolina.
  • Objective 2:    Assist in the investigation of criminal activities associated with illegal immigration in South Carolina.
  • Objective 3:    Assist in the removal of illegal aliens involved in violent criminal activity in South Carolina.
  • Objective 4:    Coordinate illegal immigration enforcement activities between State and Federal law enforcement agencies in South Carolina.

Goal 2: Assist in the development of illegal immigration training programs for state and local law enforcement agencies in South Carolina.

  • Objective 1:    Research and plan a comprehensive illegal immigration training program.
  • Objective 2:    Conduct a survey of law enforcement agencies in South Carolina regarding their issues associated with illegal/undocumented aliens in South Carolina.

Goal 3: Collect illegal immigration enforcement data associated with state and local law enforcement agencies.

  • Objective 1:    Establish procedures for the collection of law enforcement contact data associated with suspected illegal immigration violations.
  • Objective 2:    Develop a web based portal to allow state and local law enforcement agencies to submit contact data associated with suspected illegal immigration violations.