Recently the handling of civil immigration detainers by local law departments has been heavily scrutinized.
AILA Doc No. 09060520 | Dated June 5, 2009
To All ICE Employees
Vincent to Serve as ICE Principal Legal Advisor
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Peter S. Vincent to serve as the Principal Legal Advisor for ICE. In this position, Mr. Vincent will oversee the largest legal program in the Department of Homeland Security, comprised of a professional staff of attorneys who provide legal advice, training, and services in a wide range of immigration and customs cases.
After a successful private sector career in law, Mr. Vincent first joined ICE following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 as an attorney with the National Security Litigation Team in the San Francisco Office of the Chief Counsel. In this position, Mr. Vincent worked on a number of cases related to immigration, counter-terrorism, and counter-intelligence.
In November 2006, Mr. Vincent joined the U.S. Department of Justice as the Assistant Judicial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia. He assumed the role of Judicial Attaché in December 2008. In these capacities, he advised the U.S. government and other law enforcement and intelligence-gathering agencies on issues concerning extradition, terrorist organizations, and narcotics trafficking. He also coordinated nearly 500 extraditions of criminal leaders to the United States.
With Mr. Vincent’s impressive record in law and government service, I know that he will represent our agency with a high degree of credibility and professionalism. We look forward to working with him in our homeland security mission.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 09060520.