Join Women in Homeland Security for a luncheon with
Deputy Director, Immigration & Customs Enforcement
May 20, 2014
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Daniel Ragsdale is the deputy director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the principal investigative agency in the Department of Homeland Security. He is responsible for an annual budget of almost $6 billion and more than 20,000 employees assigned to more than 400 offices, including 70 international offices in U.S. embassies worldwide.
Mr. Ragsdale is also the agency’s chief management officer, overseeing the Office of Management and Administration. The Office of Management and Administration directs, plans and coordinates the core mission support functions and programs at ICE. Mr. Ragsdale oversees the chiefs of finance, information technology, procurement, human capital; officers of privacy, freedom of information act; as well as the offices of firearms, policy, training, chief diversity, and equal opportunity.
Mr. Ragsdale joined the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service’s General Counsel Office in 1996 and served as an attorney in New York, N.Y., as well as Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. He also served as a special assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona. Mr. Ragsdale joined ICE’s headquarters legal team in 2006 as chief of the Enforcement Law Division. In 2008, he moved to the Office of the Assistant Secretary as a counselor to the assistant secretary. He received an undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Mr. Ragsdale is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars.