President Donald Trump appears to be done playing games with border officials who are not on the same page as he is.
In an effort to shore up his administration as well as his border policies, Trump has appointed former Fox News contributor Mark Morgan, who is currently acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to the role of head of Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
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Mark Morgan was omnce a regular contributor on Fox News. If you have seen him, you know he is very much on the same page as Trump when it comes to enforcing border security.
Morgan was among those very supportive of ICE raids to send illegal immigrants back over the border that have had deportation orders issued by the court.
He is also among those that have little mercy for the “family unit.” As far as he is concerned, you broke the law, period.
Taking Over Turmoil
Morgan will be taking over the duties of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders, who recently announced he will be stepping down.
Much of the reason that Sanders was more or less forced to resign was because of the deteriorating conditions at border facilities. That mess will fall right into Morgan’s lap on his first day in office.
That situation, unfortunately, may be something Morgan has to live with for some time, as relief funding appears to be getting held up by both sides in Congress. Additionally, Morgan will oversee the processing of asylum claims.
The mainstream media is already freaking out over the appointment because Morgan has not shied away from introducing extreme measures to get the illegal immigration problem under control.
Among those, as briefly stated above, is deporting family units as a deterrent. Morgan believes that by offering safe harbor, we only promote more families making the journey.
Allowing this to continue will further overwhelm our border facilities, giving us no chance to catch up and get this situation under control.
The media may not like him, but he is exactly what is needed right now to the help get the border situation under control.