Citizenship and Immigration Services

Careers in Immigration and Travel Security

The United States of America is a nation built by immigrants. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is committed to securing the promise of America for the thousands of qualified immigrants coming to our shores in search of freedom, liberty and opportunity.

You can make a significant impact on immigrant’s lives while protecting and securing our shores by helping qualified immigrants and refugees gain the promise and potential of legally living and working in the United States and becoming U.S. citizens.

If you’re looking for a job in immigration, you should consider the three immigration agencies within the Department of Homeland Security. They are Customs & Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration.

Potential Careers

Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S., assuring the nation's borders, enforcing immigration laws, and overseeing economic, transportation, and infrastructure security. There are positions available for permanent, term, and temporary workers.

  • Criminal Research Specialist
  • Mission Support Specialist
  • Technical Enforcement Officer
  • Security Specialist
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Asylum Officer
  • HSI Special Agent
  • Immigration Information Officer
  • Immigration Services Assistant (Officer) (OA)
  • Intelligence Research Specialist
  • Deportation Officer
  • Detention Officer
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Officer
  • TSA Inspector
  • Air Marshall
  • TSA Manager
  • TSA Screener
  • Supervisory Regulations Specialist
  • Import Specialist
  • Auditor
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Textile Analyst

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*USCIS offers great pay and benefits. The pay varies depending on actual position, it generally ranges between 50,000-125,000 a year. The benefits include health, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance, long term care insurance, paid leave, employee assistance program, and student loan repayment. A position with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services can be very rewarding. If you’re looking for a great career, check out the requirements and training for a USCIS job.