John Sanders, Acting Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), announced he is resigning effective July 5, 2019, after only two months on the job. He took on the role in April after Kevin McAleenan, former CBP Commissioner, became Acting Secretary of Homeland Security after Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure. The announcement follows reports of substandard conditions for migrant children being held in detention.
Mr. Sanders reportedly is expected to be replaced by Mark Morgan, who has been directing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for several months. He formerly served chief of the Border Patrol with CBP before he began his role with ICE.