U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations has a new field director for its San Antonio office, ICE announced Monday.
Enrique Lucero will now oversee ERO offices in 54 Texas counties, as well as the cities of San Antonio, Austin, Waco, Del Rio, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley, and oversee an annual budget north of $150 million. Lucero will also manage detention space for more than 4,500 detainees, ICE said.
“The San Antonio Field Office is comprised of outstanding men and women who are committed to the mission of ICE,” Lucero said. “One of my primary goals for the field office is to highlight the remarkable work these agents and officers do every day and to make sure the public understands how ERO plays a vital role in ensuring public safety.”
During his career at ICE, Lucero has also served as deputy assistant director for the Compliance Enforcement Division, unit chief of Criminal Alien Program Operations, national program manager for the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit, senior special agent, special agent, senior patrol agent and border patrol agent. Lucero also served as field office director for ERO’s Washington, D.C., office.
Lucero received the ICE Assistant Secretary’s Award for Protecting the Homeland in 2007 for his work related to worksite enforcement in San Diego, Calif.
Lucero has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from National University San Diego and a Master of Science degree in Management from John Hopkins University.