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Customs and Border Chief Won't Resign #179153
11/12/2022 12:56 PM
11/12/2022 12:56 PM
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This looks like it might be fun to watch. Everyone wants Commissioner Chris Magnus gone, but he just won't go.

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Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus is under fire. Migrant encounters along the southern border are increasing and his handling of the border has has been criticized by members of Congress and officials within his own agency, some of who are threatening to quit.

Yesterday, Politico reported, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Magnus to resign or he would be fired, but Magnus has refused to resign. In response, the Politico accounts notes, DHS has sought to remove some of Magnus's authority until he is replaced.

From the story:

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Magnus was told on Wednesday by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that he should either resign or be dismissed and, so far, the CBP chief has refused to step down, according to the four people.

Some executive assistant commissioners at CBP have indicated they would leave the agency if Magnus does not resign, according to one of the current DHS officials and the former DHS official.

Mayorkas has since shifted Magnus' duties and responsibilities to his deputy secretary, John Tien, and has deputy CBP commissioner Troy Miller, a career government official, running the agency's day-to-day operations, according to three of the people.

One of the current officials said all CBP decisions now must first go through the DHS front office. In addition, all of Magnus' direct reports are reporting to Tien and Miller, according to one of the other officials.


The New York Times has more:

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"I want to make this clear: I have no plans to resign as C.B.P. commissioner," Mr. Magnus, the head of the agency, said in a statement shared with The New York Times. He said the Department of Homeland Security cut off his access to his Customs and Border Protection Twitter account. Mr. Magnus, 62, said he intends to go to work on Monday.


Onward and upward,
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Last edited by airforce; 11/12/2022 01:02 PM.
Re: Customs and Border Chief Won't Resign [Re: airforce] #179154
11/12/2022 01:09 PM
11/12/2022 01:09 PM
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For what it's worth, before he took the job with Customs and Border Protection, Magnus was Chief of Police of Tucson. He was, by all accounts, a one-man cluster. Crime went up, response times went up, officers left or retired, and other officers were left out to dry when wokesters disapproved of them. But he was Hispanic and had the right pro-immigrant stance, so he was picked for this job.

Onward and upward,
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