(Liberty Bell) – Chris Magnus, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, has officially stepped down from his position over the weekend, according to a press release that was put out by the White House, said the Daily Caller. Okay, when is Joe Biden going to step down over his lack of action to resolve the immigration crisis happening at the southern border that has enabled millions of people to enter the country illegally, overburden our system and spiked crime in our cities?
“Magnus, who was appointed to the role in December 2021, submitted his resignation to Biden on Saturday, which was immediately accepted. The former border official had reportedly been asked to resign by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, else he be fired from his position,” Arjun Singh, a writer for the outlet, noted in a recently published piece.
Magnus, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that took place last Friday night, stated that he would not fulfill the request made by Mayorkas to resign from his post.
“I expressed to him that I felt there was no justification for me to resign when I still cared deeply about the work I was doing,” he remarked during the interview.
“However, less than a day later, Magnus reversed course. In his resignation letter, Magnus wrote that ‘I am submitting my resignation effective immediately but wish you and your administration the very best going forward,'” Singh continued. “The move comes following a Politico report which characterized Magnus as detached from the agency’s mission, with allegations he feel asleep during meetings.”
NEW: CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus has officially resigned, and the White House says the resignation has been accepted by President Biden. @FoxNews
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Makes you wonder what they did to convince him to change his mind. Was it money? Or potentially threats to release damning information about him? Who knows at this point, right?
The resignation of Magnus as commissioner comes not long after illegal alien crossings at the southern border have hit their highest level on record as the U.S. Border Patrol has arrested a whopping 2.4 million individuals in the current fiscal year.
“The Biden administration has faced significant criticism from Republicans and even some Democrats for the continued increases, with the Senate Republicans calling it ‘the worst border crisis in our history.’ Some observers have ascribed the continued increases to policy changes by the Biden administration, made at the insistence of its left-wing Democratic allies in Congress; these include the rescinding of the Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, which forced asylum seekers at the southern border to wait in Mexico while their claims were processed. Biden later ended the policy after the Supreme Court ruled that he could do so,” Singh reported.
“The Biden administration also targeted Title 42 of the Public Health Service Act, which was used to summarily expel unlawful migrants on public health grounds. The measure was widely used during the COVID-19 pandemic and removed an estimated 1.8 million people from the United States, per the American Immigration Council,” the Daily Caller proclaimed.
Magnus is a former law enforcement professional who previously served as the chief of police in three different states consisting of California, North Dakota, and California. He once stated that Title 42 forced a “human cost” on illegals, which is the echoing of a Democratic Party talking point concerning the issue of immigration. The GOP, however, has made the demand that the current administration enforce immigration laws as they are currently written.
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