Daniel H. Ragsdale is an American law official and the current Deputy Director of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) since May 2012. He was named Acting Director of Immigration & Customs Enforcement on January 20, 2017 and later dismissed on January 30, 2017, by President Donald Trump and remained deputy director.
Ragsdale joined the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1996, where he worked for the General Counsel's Office. Ragsdale is the former chief management officer of Immigration & Customs Enforcement. He is also the former chief of the Enforcement Law Division. Ragsdale became a deputy director of ICE in 2012. He became acting director of ICE on January 20 following the 2017 inauguration of Donald Trump.
Ragsdale was dismissed from his position on Monday, January 30, 2017. The firing happened along with the firing of Acting United States Attorney General Sally Yates, by President Donald Trump. Trump did not provide a reason for the dismissal. Ragsdale was replaced by acting director Thomas Homan.