(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – President Joe Biden’s controversial head of the US Customs and Border Protection agency, Christopher Magnus, has resigned amid the unprecedented illegal immigration crisis at the Southern Border.
The White House announced Magnus’s resignation on Saturday, after on Friday media outlets claimed that he had been “asked to resign” as the commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
“I am submitting my resignation effective immediately but wish you and your administration the very best going forward. Thank you again for this tremendous opportunity,” 62-year-old Magnus said in his letter, as cited by Newsmax.
The White House announcement made it clear that Biden accepted the resignation of Magnus, who ended up serving exactly 11 months at the job, and oversaw America’s biggest influx of illegal immigrants in its history.
Customs and Border Protection is the federal government’s largest agency, with over 60,000 employees.
Following the high-profile resignation, Biden’s controversial Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, signed an order appointing Deputy Commissioner Troy Miller as the Acting Commissioner of the CBP.
A recent assessment by FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) based entirely on CBP data and estimates revealed more than 5.5 million illegal immigrants had entered the United States since Joe Biden occupied the White House in January 2021, that is, in 21 months.
That includes more than 1 million gotaways who have entered the US undetected with the help of the Mexican drug cartels.
US Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 2.7 million illegals in the 2022 fiscal year, which ended on September 30. The record number broke the previous fiscal year’s record of 1.7 million illegals, which was also achieved on Biden’s watch.
Before taking the top job at the CBP, Christopher Magnus served as a police officer in Michigan, North Dakota, and California.
In 2016, he became the chief of the police in Tucson, Arizona. While the Biden administration presented him as a “reformer,” he has been a known advocate of “sanctuary states and cities,” i.e., ones that defy America’s immigration laws and of “community policing.”
Under his leadership, the Tucson police refused to help the US Border Patrol to capture an escaped detainee.
Magnus, who is white and gay, has been sued for racial discrimination and sexual harassment.
In 2014, he was photographed holding up a Black Lives Matter sign, an act that has remained a constant source of controversy ever since.
President Joe Biden has accepted the resignation of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Christopher Magnus, the White House said in a statement on Saturday. https://t.co/1gPFXVYqLK pic.twitter.com/bDoMbKSlof
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) November 13, 2022