Head of ICE Leaving Agency End of July

The head of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement agency, ICE, is leaving his job after more than four years.

The director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John Morton, says in a note sent to Ice employees on Monday that he is leaving his job at the end of July and is taking a position at a private company, but failed to identify the company.

John Morton, who previously worked for the Justice Department, was confirmed in May 2009 by the U.S. Senate. In his note to ICE employees, Morton thanked them for their work.

During his tenure, the Obama administration has boasted deporting nearly 400,000 people annually. Ice is also responsible for enforcing federal customs laws.

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