The White House accepted the resignation of Christopher Magnus, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner.

Key Points:

  • Magnus resigned as CBP Commissioner on Nov. 12, saying, “This decision provides me with the best path for advancing my commitment to professional, innovative and community-engaged policing.” His full resignation letter is available here.
  • Deputy Commissioner Troy Miller will fill in as acting commissioner pending the nomination and Senate confirmation of a new commissioner.

Background: President Joe Biden nominated Magnus to serve as CBP Commissioner in April 2021, and the Senate confirmed him in December of that year. Prior to his nomination, Magnus was the Police Chief in Tucson, Arizona; Fargo, North Dakota; and Richmond, California. In a statement, the White House said President Biden “appreciates Commissioner Magnus’ nearly forty years of service and the contributions he made to police reform during his tenure as police chief in three U.S. cities.”

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