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El Paso, Texas, Native Selected Special Agent in Charge of HSI El Paso

An El Paso native – with more than 20 years’ experience in law enforcement, border security and intelligence – was recently selected as special agent in charge (SAC) of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in El Paso.

Jack P. Staton, a native of the borderland, in his latest assignment oversees seven offices in New Mexico and Texas, whose special agents investigate cases related to national security and smuggling violations, including: counter-proliferation, financial crimes, commercial fraud, human trafficking, human smuggling, narcotics smuggling, transnational gangs, cyber-crimes, child exploitation, worksite enforcement, and document and benefit fraud.

HSI is a critical investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It’s a vital U.S. asset in combating transnational criminal organizations that illegally exploit America’s travel, trade, financial and immigration systems. HSI special agents enforce more than 400 federal statutes, and use their ample authority to investigate all types of cross-border criminal activity. HSI El Paso is the only SAC office physically located on the U.S-Mexico border. Its area of responsibility comprises the 18 westernmost counties of Texas, and the entire state of New Mexico, encompassing about 156,000 square miles.

Read more at ICE.gov.

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