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President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has accepted the resignation of Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Christopher Magnus, the White House announced on Saturday night.
“The President has accepted the resignation of Christopher Magnus, the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. “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. The President thanks Mr. Magnus for his service at CBP and wishes him well.”
Magnus was asked to resign or face firing Friday by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Magnus had said he would not step down, according to a statement to the Los Angeles Times, who first reported the story.