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Exhibit 2 - Declaration of Daniel H. Ragsdale

Exhibit 2 - Declaration of Daniel H. Ragsdale

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EXHIBIT2
 
UNITEDSTATESDISTRICTCOURTFORTHENORTHERNDISTRICTOFALABAMANORTHEASTERNDIVISION
THEUNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA,
Plaintiff,
v.
STATEOFALABAMA
&
GOVERNORROBERTJ.BENTLEY,Defendants.CivilActionNo.
DECLARATIONOFDANIEL
H.
RAGSDALE
Pursuantto28U.S.C.§1746,I,DanielH.Ragsdale,declareandstateasfollows:1.IamtheExecutiveAssociateDirectorforManagementandAdministrationatU.S.ImmigrationandCustomsEnforcement(ICE)withintheU.S.DepartmentofHomelandSecurity(DHS).IhaveservedinthispositioninanactingcapacityfromOctober2009untilJanuary2010.
In
January2010,Iwasselectedforthispositionpermanently.Beforethat,IservedasaSeniorCounselortoICE'sAssistantSecretaryfromNovember2008untilOctober2009,and,priortothat,astheChiefoftheICEEnforcementLawDivisionfromOctober2006untilNovember2008.FromSeptember1999untilSeptember2006,IservedinseveralpositionsinICE'sOfficeoftheChiefCounselinPhoenix,Arizona.IalsowasdesignatedasaSpecialAssistantU.S.Attorney(SAUSA),whichallowedmetoprosecuteimmigrationcrimes.2.UnderthesupervisionofICE'sDirector,IhavedirectmanagerialandsupervisoryauthorityoverthemanagementandadministrationofICE,anagencywithmorethan20,000employeesassignedtoover400officesworldwideandanannualbudgetofalmost$6billion.I
 
amcloselyinvolvedinthemanagementofICE'shumanandfinancialresources,mattersofsignificancetotheagency,andtheday-to-dayoperationsoftheagency.IamresponsibleforensuringthatICE'sresourcesandbudgetaremanagedandadministeredefficientlyconsistentwiththeagency'spriorities.Imakethisdeclarationbasedonpersonalknowledgeofthesubjectmatteracquiredbymeinthecourseoftheperformanceofmyofficialduties.
Overviewof
ICEPrograms
3.ICEconsistsoftwocoreoperationalprograms,EnforcementandRemovalOperations(ERO),whichfocusesoncivilimmigrationenforcementandHomelandSecurityInvestigations(HSI),whichhandlescriminalinvestigations.IamgenerallyawareoftheoperationalactivitiesofallofficesatICE,andIamspecificallyawareoftheiractivitiesastheyaffectandinterfacewiththeprogramsIdirectlysupervise.4.HSIhousesthespecialagentswhoinvestigatecriminalviolationsofthefederalcustomsandimmigrationlaws.HSIalsoprimarilyhandlesresponsestocallsfromlocalandstatelawenforcementofficersrequestingassistance,includingcallsrequestingthatICEtransferaliensintoICEdetention.However,becausethefederalgovernmentprioritizesitsinvestigativeresourcestowardstheapprehensionofcriminalaliens,theresponsibilityofrespondingtostateandlocallawenforcementissharedwith,andisincreasinglytransitioningto,EROtoallowHSISpecialAgentstofocusmoreheavilyoncriminalinvestigations.OnanaveragedayinFiscalYear(FY)2010,HSISpecialAgentsnationwidearrested53peopleforadministrativeimmigrationviolations,25peopleforcriminalimmigrationoffenses,and40peopleforcriminalcustomsoffenses.5.EROisresponsiblefordetainingandremovingalienswhoaresubjecttoremovalunderthefederalimmigrationlaws.ThisincludesbothalienswhohaveenteredtheUnited2

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