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Borderland native selected as special agent in charge of HSI El Paso

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - Jack P. Staton, an El Paso native, was recently named as special agent in charge (SAC) of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in El Paso.

Staton was born in El Paso, raised in Alpine, Texas and lived in Alamogordo for a short period of time. He will be responsible for enforcing more than 400 federal statutes and investigation of all types of cross-border criminal activity. 

HSI El Paso is the only SAC office physically located on the U.S-Mexico border. Its area of responsibility comprises the 18 westernmost counties of Texas, and the entire state of New Mexico, encompassing about 156,000 square miles.

Staton started his career with the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), serving as a Border Patrol agent and INS special agent in various offices along the Southwest border.

He currently manages HSI's complex federal law enforcement investigative programs. Prior to this assignment, he served as HSI El Paso’s deputy special agent in charge. Before that, he was the executive deputy assistant director of HSI’s Office of Intelligence in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw ICE’s intelligence portfolio, HSI human smuggling and trafficking programs, and was responsible for ensuring agency-wide secure data communications connectivity and providing ICE with continuity of operations, emergency response and crisis management plans.

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