Is Donald Trump serious about his tough stance on deportation? Fort Worth area deportation lawyers need only look at the president’s hiring goals to validate his claims.
Since the primaries, President Trump has harped on his intentions to ramp up deportations of illegal immigrants guilty of crimes. Experts agreed, for better or worse, that such a strategy would require a significantly larger pool of enforcement officers.
News broke this month that two government agencies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), would be working on plans to support a massive hiring effort.
ICE and CBP Hiring Push
Fort Worth areadeportation lawyers have been keeping an eye on the hiring of ICE agents in particular. President Trump wants to hire at least 10,000 more enforcement officers in the next few years, which would “triple the number of ICE agents,” in his words.
ICE agents typically earn $63K per year right out of the gate, and since that average is significantly ahead of many other entry-level law enforcement jobs (in both the national and police sectors), the only barrier to hiring these 10,000 agents seems to be red tape.
Despite a lower starting salary ($52,000) for CBP agents, Donald Trump would also like to add 5,000 CBP jobs to a current roster of 20,000.
Here’s What You Should Do if Approached by ICE or CBP Agents
A deportation lawyer would point to the ICE and CBP hirings as signs that the current administration is serious about deportation. What should you do if your home is approached by agents?