PRESS RELEASE: Law Enforcement Officials Respond to Magnus Nomination
April 12, 2021
Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force Press Releases
Law Enforcement Officials Respond to Magnus Nomination
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden will nominate Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force member and Tucson, Arizona, Police Chief Chris Magnus to lead Customs and Border Protection (CBP), according to the White House.
In testimony before a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee in December 2018, Magnus stressed the importance of building and sustaining strong community relationships — in part by keeping local law enforcement separate from federal immigration enforcement.
“As commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Chris Magnus would bring his valuable experience as a border chief to the position,” said Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo, a Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force co-chair. “He understands the importance of working collaboratively with law enforcement and local communities. I encourage the Senate to quickly confirm his nomination.”
“Chris Magnus is a dedicated law enforcement leader and a longtime advocate for fair and humane immigration policies,” said Fresno County, California, Sheriff Margaret Mims, another co-chair of the task force. “I know that as Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection he would lead the agency in ensuring public safety while treating all immigrants with care and compassion.”
“As a co-chair of the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force, I applaud the nomination of Chris Magnus to lead Customs and Border Protection,” said Orlando, Florida, Police Chief Orlando Rolón. “He has been a valued member of our task force and a well-respected chief of police in Tucson. His experience as a border chief would be an asset to CBP and help steer the agency into the future.”