“I’m deeply saddened by the news that earlier today, two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents assigned to the ICE Attaché office in
were shot in the line of duty while driving between Mexico City and Mexico City by unknown assailants. Monterrey
One agent was critically wounded in this attack and died from his injuries. The second agent was shot in the arm and leg and remains in stable condition.
Let me be clear: any act of violence against our ICE personnel – or any DHS personnel – is an attack against all those who serve our nation and put their lives at risk for our safety. The full resources of our Department are at the disposal of our Mexican partners in this investigation. We remain committed in our broader support for
’s efforts to combat violence within its borders. Mexico
I ask that you join me in praying for our fallen and wounded colleagues. Please keep them, and all our DHS personnel serving abroad or in harm’s way, in your thoughts.”