In a sign of stepping up enforcement of illegal workers, ICE is opening this new office.
By OMER GILLHAM
Tulsa World Staff Writer
TULSA — Immigration officials are opening a new office in Tulsa to investigate human trafficking, drug smuggling and the employment of illegal workers at potential terrorist targets such as oil refineries and airports, an official said.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is establishing a Resident Agent in Charge Office in Tulsa, said John Chakwin, special agent in charge of ICE’s Office of Investigations in Dallas.
The establishment of the new office with ICE funding is being announced Monday.
The Resident Agent in Charge Office is expected to open officially in late August and will be located at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, Chakwin said.
“This office will have all the investigative powers of handling crimes and incidents involving the U.S. border,” Chakwin said.