What is a Deportation Officer?
Sometimes visitors to the US break the law or overstay their welcome. There are also those that enter illegally or though legally entered the US, but are wanted in other countries. When one or some of the above things happen, they must then be arrested and deported from the US.
This is when deportation officers are needed. Deportation officers work for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is under the Department of Homeland Security. They are responsible for the following:
1. Identifying, locating, and apprehending aliens
2. Preparing and presenting deportation proceedings
3. Defending deportation proceedings
4. Monitoring deportation proceedings from the beginning to the end
5. Obtaining passports and travel documents from the applicable embassy
6. Transporting and removing deported aliens from the US
7. Responding to Congress on immigration issues
A detention and removal (deportation) officer must be physically fit. Some of the aliens will refuse to be deported. In this situation, you will need to physically remove them.
How to Become a Deportation Officer:
To become a deportation officer, you need a college education. You are required to have a bachelor’s degree. Though not specified, there can be no doubt that the best degree program to pursue for this career is a criminal justice degree. A law enforcement degree or 3 years of military experience will also meet the requirement.
You are also required to meet the following additional requirements:
1. Be Between 18 and 37 Years Old
2. Have a Valid Drivers License
3. Be a U.S. Citizen
4. Excellent Physical Shape
5. Successful Background Check
6. Medical and Drug Screening
7. Good Vision
After you are hired, you will go through 18 weeks of Immigration Officers’ Basic Training Course. This training will cover such things as:
a. Immigration Law
b. Nationality Law
c. Police Training
d. Spanish Language
As you can see, a criminal justice or law enforcement degree
program will put you ahead of your competition. We don’t need to say
that this will help your career.
Deportation Officer Salary:
Deportation officers make nice income. The average salary to start is $47,000 per year. Within a few years, your pay will increase to as much as $85,000 per year.
Deportation Officer School:
To fulfill the bachelor degree requirement, we advise you again to get a degree in criminal justice, police science, or law enforcement. The schools below have excellent criminal justice degree programs. Request for their free information and decide which school suits you better.
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