Biden will nominate Tucson police chief to head the Border Patrol

Appointment must be confirmed by the Senate

President Joe Biden intends to nominate Chris Magnus, the police chief of Tucson, Arizona, to head the Customs and Border Protection agency, a White House spokesman said Monday.

Magnus, who has been a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies, will join the ranks of new leaders at the Department of Homeland Security if his nomination is confirmed by the Senate.

Magnus’ planned nomination was first reported by the New York Times.

Magnus has served in the Lansing, Michigan, police department and was chief of police in Fargo, North Dakota, and Richmond, California. He now heads the police department in Tucson, Arizona.

“In each of these cities, Magnus has earned a reputation as a progressive leader focused on building police-community relations, implementing advanced evidence-based techniques, advancing reform and holding police accountable,” the White House source said.

The source also revealed that Biden plans to appoint Ur Judda to head Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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