DR signs Criminal History Information Sharing with the US
Chief of Police Major General Manuel Castro Castillo signed the Criminal History Information Sharing (CHIS) memorandum of cooperation at the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters in Washington, D.C. on 14 January 2015. ICE Director Sarah Saldana signed on behalf of the US. Deputy Assistant Secretary Luis E. Arreaga of the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs also attended the ceremony.
Saldana emphasized the importance of immigration and criminal histories sharing for national security and public safety.
The CHIS initiative is managed by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Through the initiative, ERO provides its partners with criminal conviction information on foreign nationals being removed from the United States, and it receives information about foreign criminal convictions related to those individuals. These records assist ERO in the identification and classification of individuals within the agency’s criminal removal priorities and in support of national security.
ICE has similar agreements with Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
Source: DR1, ice.gov
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