US Border Agency Leader Is Being Forced Out

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency’s commissioner is being forced out of his job as part of a larger change in top personnel at the Department of Homeland Security, according to media reports that cite a government source.

  • CNN – Chris Magnus is resisting leaving the position, after being told by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign or get fired, according to the source. It comes after a record year of migrants seeking to enter the U.S. along the Mexican border.
  • POLITICO – 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.
  • AZ CENTRAL – Magnus said he would not step down, according to a statement to the Los Angeles Times, who first reported the story. 
  • US NEWS – It is part of a larger shakeup expected at Homeland Security as officials struggle to manage migrants coming from a wider range of countries, including Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.