Newspaper accounts say that Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan resigned. That’s not true. Trump fired him but allowed him to resign instead if he chose to. Morgan helped facilitate Obama’s open borders policies and he was combative with his border patrol agents who tried to do their job. This was Trump draining a little more of the swamp.
Morgan held a conference call and told the employees that he wasn’t resigning in reality and that he had been asked (Ordered?) to step down because Trump actually wants the law enforced. Morgan is the only BP chief in it’s entire history that didn’t work at the agency before becoming the head of it.
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 Breitbart.com 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.