Chris Magnus tendered his resignation as commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection a few months ago. Alejandro Mayorkas, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, pushed him out and he attempted to claim credit for many of the errors made at the southern frontier, according to reports.
“The President has accepted the resignation of Christopher Magnus, the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. President Biden appreciates Commissioner Magnus’ nearly forty years of service and the contributions he made to police reform during his tenure as police chief in three U.S. cities. The President thanks Mr. Magnus for his service at CBP and wishes him well,” a statement by Biden’s White House read.
Magnus has posted a number of not-so-subtle digs about the ongoing immigration crisis and has been quick to criticize the Biden administration since joining a group that advocates for police reform.
Recently, he penned “Susan Rice, Kristjen Nielsen” in response to an article about the forced labor of immigrant children and how the administration of Joe Biden “ignored warnings.”
“Over the past two years, more than 250,000 migrant children have come alone to the United States. Thousands of children have ended up in punishing jobs across the country — working overnight in slaughterhouses, replacing roofs, operating machinery in factories — all in violation of child labor laws, a recent Times investigation showed. After the article’s publication in February, the White House announced policy changes and a crackdown on companies that hire children,” the article stated,” according to the report.
In March, he tweeted similarly about the border crisis.
In response to a Los Angeles Times article describing how President Biden’s administration is proposing a new plan similar to one implemented by the Trump administration, Magnus tweeted, “Sadly-right on point.” The main argument of the article was that illegal border crossers should not be able to readily seek for asylum in the United States.
Magnus shared a February New York Times article titled “Alone and Exploited, Migrant Children Work Brutal Jobs Across the U.S.” that described the “record numbers” of immigrants who entered the country during the Biden administration and how many of them worked in “dangerous jobs that violate child labor laws.”
Despite generally downplaying the Biden administration’s historic increase in immigration, the New York Times article describes a traumatic experience for many immigrants upon arrival in the United States.
“It’s getting to be a business for some of these sponsors,” said Annette Passalacqua, who left her job as a caseworker in FL last year. Ms. Passalacqua said she saw so many children put to work&found law enforcement officials so unwilling to investigate…” https://t.co/f3LJhejInt
— Chris Magnus (@CMAGNUS20011) February 25, 2023
“These workers are part of a new economy of exploitation: Migrant children, who have been coming into the United States without their parents in record numbers, are ending up in some of the most punishing jobs in the country, a New York Times investigation found. This shadow work force extends across industries in every state, flouting child labor laws that have been in place for nearly a century. Twelve-year-old roofers in Florida and Tennessee. Underage slaughterhouse workers in Delaware, Mississippi and North Carolina. Children sawing planks of wood on overnight shifts in South Dakota,” the article stated,” according to the story.
The Times did add that this new epidemic began in 2021, Biden’s first year in office.
Since Biden assumed office, illegal aliens attempting to enter the country have wrought devastation on the U.S.-Mexico border, as briefly mentioned in the article.
“Largely from Central America, the children are driven by economic desperation that was worsened by the pandemic. This labor force has been slowly growing for almost a decade, but it has exploded since 2021, while the systems meant to protect children have broken down,” the article continues. “The number of unaccompanied minors entering the United States climbed to a high of 130,000 last year — three times what it was five years earlier — and this summer is expected to bring another wave.”
“These are not children who have stolen into the country undetected. The federal government knows they are in the United States, and the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for ensuring sponsors will support them and protect them from trafficking or exploitation. But as more and more children have arrived, the Biden White House has ramped up demands on staffers to move the children quickly out of shelters and release them to adults. Caseworkers say they rush through vetting sponsors,” the report adds.
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) announced the formation of a new task force on Monday to deal with the anticipated influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants as Title 42, the public health decree enacted during the pandemic that permitted the deportation of migrants, expires on May 11.
According to KVIA, the governor updated Texans on the impending calamity in the Rio Grande during a press conference conducted at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Monday morning.
The governor announced that up to 10,000 National Guardsmen and 1,200 Department of Public Safety personnel would be sent to the frontier in the coming days.
The formation of a new task force, the “Texas Tactical Border Force,” as part of this deployment will consist of carefully selected members of the Texas National Guard who will be dispatched to “hot spots” along the 1,254-mile-long Texas-Mexico border.
This task force will be tasked with halting, discouraging, and returning any migrants attempting to enter the state, as over 13,000 are expected daily.