ICE Guidance

What are sensitive locations?

Sensitive locations are schools, health care facilities, places of worship, funerals/weddings, and public demonstrations or parades.


What is ICE not allowed to do around sensitive locations?

Enforcement actions are not to occur at or be focused on sensitive locations such as schools or places of worship unless:


  • Exigent circumstances exist
  • Other law enforcement actions have led officers to a sensitive location
  • Prior approval is obtained from a designated supervisory official


Where should I report ICE enforcement that I believe may be inconsistent with these policies?

There are a number of locations where an individual may lodge a complaint about a particular ICE enforcement action that may have taken place in violation of the sensitive locations policy. You may find information about these locations, and information about how to file a complaint, on the DHS or ICE websites.


You may contact ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) through the Detention Reporting and Information Line at (888) 351-4024, or through the ERO information email address at, also available at


The Civil Liberties Division of the ICE Office of Diversity and Civil Rights may be contacted at (202) 732-0092 or

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