Magnus Resigns as CBP Commissioner

November 14, 2022

Chris Magnus resigned from his post as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and  Border Protection (CBP). Magnus, who was sworn in last December, sent his letter of resignation to President Biden on November 12, 2022. The White House later issued a statement saying, “President Biden appreciates Commissioner Magnus’ nearly forty years of service and the contributions he made to police reform during his tenure as police chief in three U.S. cities.  The President thanks Mr. Magnus for his service at CBP and wishes him well.”

The CBP Commissioner oversees the work of the agency’s more than 60,000 employees who are responsible for trade enforcement, counterterrorism, and border security. 

Magnus’s Senate confirmation ended a gap of more than two years when CBP had no confirmed commissioner leading the agency. Deputy CBP commissioner Troy Miller is now CBP’s acting commissioner.