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How does being a Immigration And Customs inspector affect your regular lifestyle?

Do they prohibit you do do certain stuff? Can you have tattoos/piercings?

Thank you comment icon Teresa provided information on your interest in Immigration and Customs Inspector touching a number of considerations. Good info to search and expand on. Mary Vega
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Robert’s Answer

Here is the sad truth. It’s a job. Tattoos and piercings aside consider that every aspect of how you live your “ regular life” is in one way or another controlled by the job and it’s related income. Determine how you want to live the rest of your life and choose wisely. Will doing whatever you choose to do give you the lifestyle you wish to live? Choose wisely.
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Teresa’s Answer

First there are safety concerns. According to CNN, however, being a border agent is safer than being a police officer. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/01/us/border-patrol-agent-less-dangerous-than-being-police-officer-invs/index.html

As per CNN: "Border Patrol agents lead far safer work lives on average than most other law enforcement officers. The border crossers an agent apprehends – an average of two people per month in fiscal year 2016 – are less likely to be violent than those drawing the attention of local police. And there is no clear evidence that the border is growing more dangerous for agents.... Some areas of the border are more dangerous – on the outskirts of south San Diego or Brownsville, Texas, for instance. “In some places, it is much more the high-risk kind of job that fits the mythology,” said Robert Lee Maril, a professor of sociology at East Carolina University who embedded with the Border Patrol for two years. In the Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas, for example, CPB recorded one assault last year per every seven agents – though, again, those figures are higher than what the FBI is expected to report when it releases its annual study on killings and assaults of law enforcement officers."

Then there is pay: According to careers.com -- https://www.thebalancecareers.com/ice-agent-career-profile-974493 - the pay is pretty good:

ICE Agent Salary
An ICE agent's salary varies based on geographic area, level of experience, education, certifications, and other factors. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies ICE agents under the category of police and detectives, with an annual salary range as follows:

Median Annual Salary: $63,380 ($30.47 /hour)
Top 10% Annual Salary: More than $106,090 ($51/hour)
Bottom 10% Annual Salary: Less than $36,550 ($17.57/hour)
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

In addition to their base salary, ICE agents may also earn added pay based on the location of their field office.
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