Department of Homeland Security: Immigration and Customs Enforcement:
Human Rights Law Division; Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Unit
Tip Line: 1-866-DHS-2-ICE (1-866-347-2423)
Victim Witness Assistance: 1-866-872-4973
Public Service Announcement: http://www.ice.gov/human-rights-violators/
Human rights violators, including those who have participated in war crimes and acts of genocide, torture, extrajudicial killing, violations of religious freedom, and other acts of persecution, frequently seek to evade justice by seeking shelter in the United States. These individuals will frequently assume fraudulent identities to enter the country, seeking to blend into American society and communities.
ICE places a high priority on targeting serious offenders through its Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Unit. The unit mission is twofold. The first part is to prevent the admission of foreign war crimes suspects, persecutors and human rights abusers into the United States. The second part is to identify, prosecute and ultimately remove such offenders who are already unlawfully in the United States and who have committed acts ranging from genocide, torture and war crimes to serious violations of religious freedoms or other forms of persecution. In performing both missions, we work closely with our counterpart the Human Rights Law Division (HRLD).