The head of the U.S. As agents meet unprecedented numbers of migrants entering the United States from Mexico, Customs and Border Protection’s director has resigned from his position as head of the country’s largest law enforcement organization.
On Saturday, Chris Magnus handed in his resignation letter to Joe Biden, noting that it had been “a privilege and an honor” to serve in the administration.
According to Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, Biden has accepted Magnus’ resignation.
She stated that President Biden valued Commissioner Magnus’ close to 40 years of service and his contributions to police reform while serving as the chief of police in three American cities.
Magnus was given the option to resign or be dismissed less than a year after his confirmation, according to two people who were briefed on the situation and spoke to The Associated Press on Friday.
As they were not permitted to speak publicly about the case, the individuals talked on the condition of anonymity.
Magnus’s dismissal is a part of a more extensive reorganization that Homeland Security anticipates as it struggles to manage immigrants from more nations, such as Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua. Republicans are expected to take over the House in January and are anticipated to begin border inquiry.
The number of migrants detained at the Mexican border for the fiscal year ending on September 30 increased by 37% to 2.38 million.
In August, the annual total crossed the two million mark for the first time. In 2019, it was more than twice as high as it was during Donald Trump’s administration.
The request was initially covered by the Los Angeles Times.
Magnus claimed in a statement to the newspaper that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas had demanded his resignation or he would be fired.