Mayorkas has since shifted Magnus’ duties and responsibilities to his deputy secretary, John Tien, and has deputy CBP commissioner Troy Miller, a career government official, running the agency’s day-to-day operations, according to three of the people.
One of the current officials said all CBP decisions now must first go through the DHS front office. In addition, all of Magnus’ direct reports are reporting to Tien and Miller, according to one of the other officials.
Magnus and a CBP spokesperson didn’t respond to requests for comment. Spokespeople for DHS and the White House declined to comment.
Magnus has led the DHS agency since December. It is unclear who might permanently take over his Senate-confirmed position if he departs.
CBP is responsible for securing U.S. borders at and between ports of entry. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the agency responsible for arresting and detaining undocumented people within U.S. borders. Both agencies are housed within DHS.
This article was written by By Daniel Lippman and originally published on www.politico.com