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A leaked handbook used by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents is providing insight into how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) uses civil asset forfeiture. Every year, ICE seizes millions of dollars of property even when they do not have enough evidence to press criminal charges.

The 71-page “Asset Forfeiture Handbook” stresses the importance of funds obtained through civil asset forfeiture to ICE. Not only do these seizures help “fund future law enforcement actions,” they also cover costs “HSI would otherwise be unable to fund.” ICE has confirmed that the handbook, although published in 2010, still represents current guidance for their agents on civil asset forfeiture.
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