Wednesday, June 26, 2019

US Border Chief John Sanders quits amid outcry over child detainees

A top U.S. border-enforcement official resigned amid growing clamor about the treatment of migrant children in U.S. custody, while the House approved billions of dollars in funding to address the surge of Central American families seeking asylum at the southwest border.

John Sanders, acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, submitted his resignation to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, effective late next week. He didn’t give a reason for his departure, but people familiar with the agency’s leadership said Mr. Sanders had been overwhelmed by the scale of the crisis and the frequent changes in personnel and policy direction inside the Trump administration.

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