The chief of the Border Patrol, Mark Morgan, has resigned.
The chief of the Border Patrol has left the agency that’s in charge of securing America’s borders with Mexico and Canada.
According to a U.S. official and a former official, Border Patrol agents have been told that Mark Morgan is no longer on the job. It’s not immediately clear whether Morgan resigned or was asked to leave.
The U.S. official wasn’t authorized to discuss the move before a public announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. The former official asked not to be identified before a government announcement.
Morgan’s departure comes a day after President Donald Trump announced plans to build a wall at the Mexican border and hire 5,000 Border Patrol agents.
From The Hill:
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan has reportedly left the agency a day after President Trump signed an executive order to build a wall on the Mexican border.
The Associated Press report, citing current and former U.S. officials, said Morgan was no longer in his post, though it was not clear if he resigned or was asked to leave.
Trump promised during his presidential campaign that he would build a wall on the Mexican border and that Mexico would pay for it.
The HITS keep coming…