Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection resigns

Magnus tendered his resignation “effective immediately” to President Joe Biden, thanking the administration “for this tremendous opportunity.”

Magnus was told by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday that he should either resign or be removed from his post, according to three current and one former Department of Homeland Security officials.

POLITICO reported in October that five current administration officials who worked with Magnus said he was not committed to his job, saying he often failed to attend White House meetings on the situation at hand. the border, disparaged other agencies to colleagues and superiors, and failed to build relationships. within CBP and other immigration agencies to deal with the influx of migrants at the border.

Several also said he had fallen asleep during many meetings, which Magnus attributed to the effects of his multiple sclerosis.

Mayorkas told the CBP team Saturday night that CBP Assistant Commissioner Troy Miller is now the agency’s acting commissioner.

“We are grateful to Commissioner Magnus for his contributions over the past year and wish him well,” he wrote to CBP staff. He thanked CBP staff for their “continuing commitment to CBP and our important safety mission.”


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