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Investigation into ICE Halloween Party Finds Officials Attempted Cover-up

(WASHINGTON) – Today, the Majority Staff of the Committee on Homeland Security, Chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), released a report entitled “The ICE Halloween Party: Trick, Treat, or Cover-up?”

The report explores the 2007 ICE Halloween party where an employee who wore a costume composed of a prison uniform, dreadlocks and skin-darkening make-up was awarded a prize for “most original costume” by Assistant Secretary Myers and other senior ICE officials. The report finds that Myers was not forthcoming about the existence of photographs of the party, ordered the destruction of the photographs, and ordered the sanctioning and relocation of an employee to conceal the details of the party.

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Please contact Dena Graziano or Adam Comis at (202) 225-9978.

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS)

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson

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