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CNSI Leaders Praise Senate Confirmation of Chief Magnus as Commissioner of CBP

November 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. – The Council on National Security and Immigration (CNSI) today praised the United States Senate for confirming Tucson, Arizona, Police Chief Chris Magnus as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). 

CNSI issued two previous statements praising the nomination of Chief Magnus, and also urged the Senate to take up his nomination quickly. In September, CNSI released a series of border principles they hope Congress and the administration will rely on as they legislate and seek solutions to the issues that plague the Southern border. 

C. Stewart Verdery, Jr., CNSI leader and former DHS Assistant Secretary, commented, “We recognize that CBP is faced with a challenging situation at our Southern border with migrant crossings and asylum petitions remaining at high levels. Confirming Chief Magnus provides leadership as the administration tries to tackle these challenges. Chief Magnus is the right person for this job as he will respect the rule of law while also taking a humane approach to those seeking refuge in the United States.  CBP’s complex mission set deserves a Senate-confirmed leader, and I congratulate Chief Magnus on his confirmation.”