Border Patrol Chief Resigns Amid Renewed Push For Greater Border Security

Chief Mark Morgan; Photo: Nicholas Kamm

Chief Mark Morgan; Photo: Nicholas Kamm

The head of Border Patrol within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has left the agency just a day after President Trump called for renewed efforts at securing our nation's southern border with Mexico.

Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan was asked to leave by the incoming administration and subsequently tendered his resignation, ABC News reported. 

President Trump had made stronger border protection efforts a central theme of his campaign and within days of assuming office made good on his campaign promises by issuing an executive order initiating the construction of an "impassable" wall as well as the hiring of an additional 5,000 border patrol agents.

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