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Border Patrol acting commissioner John Sanders resigns

Added 06-25-19 04:35:06pm EST - “"...a development that comes as the agency faces continuing public fury"” - Hotair.com


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Hotair.com: “Border Patrol acting commissioner John Sanders resigns”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

John Sanders has only been the Acting Commissioner for Customs and Border Protection for a little over two months but today he announced his resignation effective July 5th. The NY Times was the first to report it:

The Customs and Border Protection agency’s acting commissioner, John Sanders, is expected to step down in the coming weeks as the government’s primary border enforcement executive, a federal official said Tuesday, a development that comes as the agency faces continuing public fury over the treatment of detained migrant children…

The official who confirmed his resignation, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter, said it was not clear whether the impending resignation was connected to recent criticism over the agency’s management of a large influx of migrant families along the border.

Sanders got the job in April after DHS Director Kristjen Nielsen resigned and was replaced by then-CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan. As the Times reported, it’s not clear why Sanders is stepping down but it may have something to do with the recent news report on a detention center in Clint, Texas. From the Associated Press story last week:

A 2-year-old boy locked in detention wants to be held all the time. A few girls, ages 10 to 15, say they’ve been doing their best to feed and soothe the clingy toddler who was handed to them by a guard days ago. Lawyers warn that kids are taking care of kids, and there’s inadequate food, water and sanitation for the 250 infants, children and teens at the Border Patrol station.


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