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Trump-appointed US border patrol chief to step down

2021 Jun 24, 12:11, Washington
In this May 11, 2021, file photo, migrant women carry children in the rain at an intake area after turning themselves in upon crossing the US-Mexico border in La Joya, Texas. Photo: AP

US Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, is stepping down, multiple media reported Wednesday.

Scott said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that he had received a directed reassignment letter, which provides recipients the option to relocate, resign or retire, and shared he would remain in his current position for about 60 days.

Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz is expected to succeed Scott on an acting basis, said media reports, citing sources within the White House.

Scott, who began his career with US Border Patrol in 1992, assumed the post as chief in February 2020.

As US Border Patrol chief, Scott is in charge of US law enforcement who apprehend and process migrants crossing illegally between ports of entry on the US border.

The US-Mexico border is experiencing a 20-year high in border crossings.


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