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National Security Leaders Call on Senate to Expedite CBP Commissioner Hearing

July 28, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council on National Security and Immigration released the following statement today calling on the United States Senate to move forward the nomination of Chief Chris Magnus for Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). 

“As our country is contending with the largest influx of migrant crossings and asylum petitions at the U.S. southern border in decades, it is essential to have a Senate-confirmed commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to effectively manage the U.S. government’s obligations to secure our border, process migrants humanely, and assist the president in carrying out policies to securely reopen our country to foreign travel.  

“Chris Magnus has demonstrated a thoughtful and humane approach to the border situation as Chief of Police for Tucson, Arizona, and we believe he would take the same careful and deliberate approach as CBP commissioner. The United States cannot afford for the border situation to languish without effective leadership at CBP. We urge the United States Senate to act expeditiously and confirm Chief Magnus as CBP Commissioner.”