Sunday, February 4, 2018

ICE looks to private sector to help hire nearly 6,600 workers to support the 10,000 new agents Trump wants

Via Billy
  • President Donald Trump’s goal of hiring more ICE agents also means the agency has to hire thousands of additional support personnel — and it’s looking to the private sector for help.
  • ICE said it need to hire 6,597 “support personnel positions” in order to handle the 10,000 new agents.
  • The agency said it will contract with the private sector to help recruit, process and hire the 6,597 positions. So far, costs for the contract aren’t known, since no official contract solicitation has been issued.
A little more than year ago President Donald Trump signed an executive order that spelled out his administration’s initial steps to crack down on unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. — chief among them a mandate to hire an additional 10,000 new agents for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

ICE has yet to hire the new agents. The agency said this week it has built a “pipeline” of candidates it can begin putting through the hiring process but has to wait for Congress to appropriate money to do so.

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