ICE

1. What does ICE stand for?

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

ICE is an acronym for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a government agency part of the United States Department of Homeland Security. The agency enforces federal border control and customs laws.

ICE was created with the Homeland Security Act in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It is one of the largest U.S. criminal investigative agencies along with the FBI. The responsibilities of ICE include the identification and elimination of vulnerabilities regarding U.S. economic, transportation, border, and infrastructure securities.

Example

ICE is in Minneapolis, everybody stay safe!
Some ICE officers making an arrest

Some ICE officers making an arrest

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Updated February 28, 2017
2. What is ice?

Diamonds

Ice is slang for diamonds or diamond-encrusted jewelry. Rappers and gang members commonly use it to brag about their wealth, along with athletes and celebrities.

In general, ice is meant to be flashy, not mundane. For example, you could brag about the ice in your diamond ring, but people will scoff at it if it's a small diamond.

Instead, people usually want their ice to be impressive diamonds or unique jewelry with diamonds. Some examples of sought-after ice include the shape of a cross, a Super Bowl ring, or a person's initials.

Example

It doesn't matter about the car I drive or the ice around my neck.
You're right, it just matters that you recognize it's just about respect, thanks *NSYNC!
A collection of diamonds

A collection of diamonds

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Updated January 16, 2023
3. What does ICE stand for?

In case of emergency

ICE is an acronym that precedes one or more instructions to follow in an emergency. For example, a mom might text her high school daughter ICE instructions when she leaves for the weekend.

You may encounter ICE online, in texts, in emails, or in person. Additionally, you might see ICE for extreme emergencies, like weather-related ones, or for "boring" emergencies, like what to do when the copier runs out of paper.

Example

ICE: 1) Walk to the nearest staircase, 2) Proceed downstairs to the main level, 3) Exit the building.

It's OK to break the glass if it's ICE

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Updated January 16, 2023

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