Thursday, January 26, 2017

President Trump Fires U.S. Border Patrol Chief

Let the firings begin!  President Donald Trump sacked U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan, an Obama political appointee.

The border patrol union, which endorsed Trump's presidential campaign and applauded his executive order, had been critical of Morgan. The union criticized Morgan for supporting former President Barack Obama's plans to shield certain illegal immigrants from deportation through a White House-driven amnesty.

The executive board of the National Border Patrol Council called Morgan arrogant and a 'disgrace to the Border Patrol' in an opinion piece published by on Nov. 30.

Unlike many border patrol officers, Morgan did not climb the chain of command within the agency but was appointed from the FBI.

Morgan was named to the post in June and took office in October. The former FBI agent briefly led the internal affairs department at the Border Patrol's parent agency before heading the agency of roughly 20,000 agents.

The swamp just receded a centimeter.


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