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Border Patrol Chief Forced to Step Down Amidst Major Border Crisis

Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott will step down after more than 29 years with Customs and Border Protection, he announced Wednesday.

Scott will remain in his position for around 60 days as the agency transitions, he said in a private Facebook post. A spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shared a screenshot of Scott’s Facebook message with the Daily Caller News Foundation and said the agency would make a formal announcement.

“I received my 3R letter today. For those not familiar, that is Federal government slang for the letter issued to (senior executive staff) level employees informing them of a directed reassignment,” Scott said in the post. “The recipient has 3 options – relocate, resign or retire. No rationale or reason is required, nor is it disciplinary.”

“Just a simple needs of the service directed reassignment so the new administration can place the person they want in the position,” Scott said.

Scott was appointed to chief in February 2020 after serving as the acting deputy chief and as a patrol agent in charge, according to CBP.

Border Patrol Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz will likely replace Scott on an acting basis, CNN reported. Scott was reportedly expected to step down when President Joe Biden took office in January, according to CNN.

Scott oversaw Border Patrol as record numbers of unaccompanied migrant children were encountered at the southern border, according to the agency. Nearly 19,000 migrant children were apprehended in March and just over 17,000 were encountered in April.

The number of encounters with unaccompanied migrant children decreased in May, though border officials apprehended more than 180,000 migrants, the agency reported. Most of the migrants were rapidly expelled under a Trump-era public health order that the Biden administration reportedly plans to cancel at the end of July, Axios reported Sunday.

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  1. Heaven forbid that we have a competent, dedicated AMERICAN THAT BELIEVES …..LAWS ARE TO BE ENFORCED !!!……and to care about our National Security.
    Why not just let the VP with her demonstrated concern take over? She could just “laugh off” the problem like she does any hard questions….

    Seriously…..this isn’t a Texas or Border State problem…It affect EVERY AMERICAN home, business and School…..While there isn’t a great deal of action ‘just’ one can do….remember WHEN YOU PUT A LOT OF LITTLE THINGS TOGETHER, YOU MAKE ONE GREAT THING…….It need not be only money, but getting involved by offering a piece of yourself….Get out and help find replacements for these anti-american and bust your tail to get them elected. Talk “with” your children, neighbors, CONTACT your Senators and Congress men/women. INSIST OVER AND OVER that they SERVE THE NATION,…not themselves!

    Sitting on the curb wringing your hands and muttering how wrong all of this is if totaly useless….a letter to the editor is an easy thing to do. But, please, please relize that the silenc of so many is killing our nation and what it stands for.

    Thank you Kaylee

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