Several months ago, Chris Magnus resigned as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner. According to reports, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and others attempted to blame him for a number of failures at the southern frontier before forcing him out.
“The President has accepted the resignation of Christopher Magnus, the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 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,” the White House said in a statement.
“Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Senate-confirmed Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection over the past year. It has been a privilege and honor to be part of your administration. I am submitting my resignation effective immediately but wish you and your administration the very best going forward. Thank you again for this tremendous opportunity,” Magnus said in his resignation letter.
Magnus has joined a group dedicated to police reform. Recently, he also addressed the ongoing immigration crisis and spared no time criticizing the Biden administration.
Just thinking about both on this Monday. https://t.co/0UbUhhQwVD
— Chris Magnus (@CMAGNUS20011) April 17, 2023
Earlier this month, he sent similar remarks regarding the border crisis.
Magnus tweeted, “Sadly–spot on,” in response to a LA Times article describing how President Biden’s administration is proposing a new plan similar to the one enacted by the Trump administration, which essentially argued that illegal border crossers should not be able to easily apply for asylum in the United States.
Sadly—right on point. https://t.co/98KESs01Ri
— Chris Magnus (@CMAGNUS20011) March 2, 2023
Late last month, Magnus shared a report from the New York Times titled, “Alone and Exploited, Migrant Children Work Brutal Jobs Across the U.S.,” which detailed the “record numbers” of migrants entering America under the Biden administration and how many ended up in “dangerous jobs that violate child labor laws.”
“What’s described in this article is sickening. Just sickening,” Magnus tweeted.
What’s described in this article is sickening. Just sickening.
— Chris Magnus (@CMAGNUS20011) February 25, 2023
The New York Times article, which largely avoids acknowledging the historic increase in migrants entering the United States during the Biden administration, describes the harrowing experiences of many immigrants once they have entered the country.
“These workers are part of a new economy of exploitation: Migrant children, who have been coming into the United States without their parents in record numbers, are ending up in some of the most punishing jobs in the country, a New York Times investigation found. This shadow work force extends across industries in every state, flouting child labor laws that have been in place for nearly a century. Twelve-year-old roofers in Florida and Tennessee. Underage slaughterhouse workers in Delaware, Mississippi and North Carolina. Children sawing planks of wood on overnight shifts in South Dakota,” the article stated.
This new epidemic erupted in 2021, which would be Biden’s first year in office, as reported by The New York Times. Since Biden assumed office, the U.S.-Mexico border has been ravaged by illegal immigrants attempting to enter the country, as briefly described in the article.
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“Largely from Central America, the children are driven by economic desperation that was worsened by the pandemic. This labor force has been slowly growing for almost a decade, but it has exploded since 2021, while the systems meant to protect children have broken down,” the article states. “The number of unaccompanied minors entering the United States climbed to a high of 130,000 last year — three times what it was five years earlier — and this summer is expected to bring another wave.” CONTINUE READING…