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DOJ is the main executive department for law enforcement in the United States. Mission statement of the Department of Justice: To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; to administer and enforce the Nation's immigration laws fairly and effectively.
Part of the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, the “outreach” agency of the DOJ. NCJRS provides many online documents and databases of criminal justice information. From the website: “NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.”
The BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. A primary source for crime statistics compiled by various government agencies.
The mission of the DEA is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of drugs.
The FBI is a major source for statistics on crime and justice in the US. See http://www.fbi.gov/publications.htm for a listing and links to FBI publications, including the major source for US crime statistics, the Uniform Crime Reports, Crime in the United States, http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#cius
Investigative and enforcement responsibilities for enforcement of federal immigration laws, customs laws, and air security laws was transferred to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). For more information on what ICE is doing, please check the ICE Web site. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assumed responsibilities for protecting our borders within the Department of Homeland Security. For more information about CBP and its activities, please check the CBP Web site.
Investigative and enforcement responsibilities for enforcement of federal immigration laws, customs laws, and air security laws was transferred to the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). One public information source from ICE is the newsletter: Inside Ice, http://www.ice.gov/pi/news/insideice/index.htm
The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) contains documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. The HSDL is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The documents come from many government and non-governmental sources including federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. Resources are selected and evaluated by a team of librarians and subject-matter specialists.
FirstGov.gov, the official U.S. gateway to all government information, is the catalyst for a growing electronic government. On FirstGov.gov, you can search millions of web pages from federal and state governments, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Most of these pages are not available on commercial websites. FirstGov has the most comprehensive search of government anywhere on the Internet.
SEGOB carries many government administration and law enforcement functions, including migration, many police agencies (Protección Civil), political development, media relations, church-state relations, human rights, etc.
The INM is the official Mexican government department for migration issues. It is a department within the Secretaría de Gobernación (http://www.segob.gob.mx/). There are three special programs of the INM providing services to migrants
The PGR is analogous to the US Department of Justice. The Procurador is parallel to the US Attorney General; current office holder is Rafael Macedo de la Concha. Each State government also has a Procuraduria General de Justicia del Estado, for example, current Chihuahua Attorney General, Patricia Gonzalez. Links on the Government of Chihuahua website: http://www.chihuahua.gob.mx/, http://www.chihuahua.gob.mx/pgje/
Garantizar el cumplimiento de la Ley Federal de Transparencia y Acceso a la Información Pública Gubernamental y promover el derecho de acceso a la información pública y la protección de los datos personales. IFAI processes requests for public information from Mexican government agencies.