The immigration crisis that continues to unfold at the southern U.S. border has worsened significantly under President Joe Biden. Not only does the Biden administration seem completely uninterested in fixing what’s wrong at the border, but some of the personnel assigned to manage the situation don’t seem all that interested in doing so, either.
According to Politico, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus is under fire for his less-than-stellar job performance. The complaints, the outlet noted, are coming from Magnus’ top people, some of whom claim Magnus falls asleep during high-level meetings.
Reportedly, at least five people who work directly with the CBP chief have stated that Magnus seems “disengaged.” He also reportedly has a tendency to skip White House meetings related to the border crisis and has allegedly spoken ill of other government agencies to both his colleagues and bosses.
Politico’s Daniel Lippman broke the news Monday.
SCOOP: As migrant encounters along the southern border continue to set records, five current administration officials who work with CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus said he’s unengaged in his job and they’ve even seen him fall asleep during multiple meetings.https://t.co/rhEgjr4r4Z
— Daniel Lippman (@dlippman) October 17, 2022
Employees have complained that Magnus spends too much time focused on grievances brought against other government agencies, and not enough time focusing on his role at CBP.
“He’s not in the game,” one unnamed official reportedly told Politico. “Every time there’s a meeting and he’s in it, we’ll get to a conclusion, and Magnus will have some sidebar issue that he wants to raise, and we’re all like ‘What the f*** is that about?’”
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While Magnus has experience as a police chief in Arizona and California, his critics say he’s simply not up for the task and lacks the knowledge and experience required for someone in his position, especially when the illegal immigration issue remains white-hot, politically.
“Operationally he’s not even in the…