The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is planning to hire 2,000 agents to work at its division responsible for controlling illegal immigrants and promoting immigration law enforcement.
An internal email memorandum told current employees that the hiring will begin in Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, and Phoenix, according to GovExec.com.
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In addition to a heavy concentration in the Southwest, other positions may open up in New York, Chicago, Seattle, and San Francisco.
The 2,000 openings would expand the Office of Detention and Removal Operations by 13%, to nearly 17,000 employees. The new job listings will be available at USAJOBS.gov.