Colorado Springs ICE Office
On 11/29/09, ICE opened a Resident Agent in Charge (RAC) Office in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The new RAC Office will serve the region by handling investigations, including human smuggling and trafficking among other investigations within ICE’s jurisdiction. U.S. Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn, whose district includes Colorado Springs, has been pushing for the new office for two years. He says it’s needed because Colorado Springs is the second largest city in ICE’s Denver-area jurisdiction. He also says he’s heard from law enforcement about an increase in illegal immigration in the city. Lamborn says it took so long for Colorado Springs to get an office because of bureaucratic red tape. The office will investigate crimes such as human smuggling and document fraud.