The Biden administration has forced out the head of the U.S. Border Patrol, Rodney Scott, clearing a path for a leadership overhaul at an agency strained by a 20-year-high in illegal border crossings, and whose top officials were broadly sympathetic to President Trump.
Scott, a 29-year veteran, published a statement on social media Wednesday saying he had received a letter offering him the option to resign, retire or relocate. He said the notice did not provide a rationale for his removal, describing it a pro forma notice “so the new administration can place the person they want in the position.”
Scott’s departure was widely anticipated, with several of his current and former colleagues surprised he remained in the post long after President Biden’s inauguration. During last year’s presidential campaign, Scott appeared several times alongside Trump, eagerly defending his hard line policies, leading some colleagues to privately express concern that Scott’s enthusiasm occasionally veered into partisanship.
Huge border influx brings fears of grim summer for migrant deaths
In a post to Facebook, Scott said he would remain in his role for roughly 60 more days, but had not decided if he will leave the Border Patrol or accept reassignment. Deputy chief Raul Ortiz will replace him in the top job on an interim basis, according to a Department of Homeland Security official with knowledge of the plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection took more than 180,000 migrants into custody in May, the highest one-month total in two decades. Scott, along with other senior officials at Border Patrol, has expressed frustration at Biden’s reversal of Trump policies they viewed as effective, according to current and former colleagues who described the private conversations.
The Biden administration has nominated Tucson police chief Chris Magnus, a figure associated with the law enforcement reform movement, to lead CBP.
God I hope there is a video.LOL
An off-duty police officer attending a wedding reception wound up getting knocked unconscious after he continuously made racist comments to a Black attendee.Local news station WATE reports that 22-year-old off-duty Knoxville Police officer Tanner Holt last month was attending a local wedding...www.rawstory.com
The solution is holding the perpetrator of an actual crime accountable whether they are peasant or a person with a badge.A good guy with a gun killed by the police. Who could have seen that coming? The solution is more guns in the hands of more people. Then, "we'll see what happens." Thoughts and prayers.
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