Breaking: Obama-Appointed U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan Has Resigned
AP-The Border Patrol chief is leaving the agency on the heels of President Donald Trump’s announcement of an ambitious plan to build a massive wall at the Mexican border and hire 5,000 Border Patrol agents.
Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that Morgan’s last official day in office will be Tuesday. But a U.S. official and a former official said Border Patrol agents were told Thursday that Morgan was no longer with the agency.
The U.S. official wasn’t authorized to discuss the move before a public announcement and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The former official asked not to be identified before a government announcement.
….Morgan leaves office only seven months after being named the first outsider to lead the agency since it was founded in 1924.
From the start, he clashed with the Border Patrol’s union, which endorsed Trump early and forcefully during the presidential campaign. The National Border Patrol Council had advocated for an insider to lead the agency and sharply criticized Morgan at almost every turn.
It was not immediately clear whether Mark Morgan resigned or was asked to leave.
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Donald Trump has specifically said that he will not be creating new laws regarding illegal immigration, rather he will be enforcing the existing laws. For too long, our laws have been ignored while illegal aliens run amok. It is going to take a lot of work to repair our broken immigration system and we need all hands on deck. Having a Border Patrol agency with leadership that is not clashing with the President or people who support the President is imperative.