Pro-Sanctuary City Police Chief is Confirmed to be Next Border Patrol Chief

The Biden administration’s negligent border policies continue to be put on display as Tuscon, Arizona Police Chief Chris Magnus was confirmed by the Senate to be the next head of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency.

Magnus was confirmed in a 50-47 vote on December 7, 2021. All Senate Democrats voted in favor of Magnus In addition to Maine Senator Susan Collins. Arkansas Senator Tom Collins, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford, and Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy abstained from voting. According to a Breitbart News report, Magnus has a history of supporting sanctuary cities policies, criticizing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency for carrying out its basic task of enforcing federal immigration law, heaping effusive praise for Black Lives Matter protests, and criticizing former President Trump’s more robust interior immigration enforcement measures.

In one controversial case, Magnus privately defended sanctuary city policies in the aftermath of 32-year-old Kate Steinle’s killing. A seven-time felon, five-time deported illegal alien Jose Garcia Zarate murdered Steinle.

In 2015, around the time Steinle was murder, ICE asked the San Fransisco Sheriff’s Office to hand over Zarate to them for arrest and deportation. ICE’s request was ignored due to the office’s sanctuary policy and Zarate was subsequently released from local police custody.

Soon afterwards, an op-ed was published in the Sacramento Bee warning Americans not to oppose sanctuary policies after Steinle’s murder. Magnus sent the op-ed to Democratic Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s office, writing “Relevant, timely editorial on Sanctuary Cities and Community Policing.”  

During his Senate confirmation hearing, Magnus admitted that the Biden administration’s “sanctuary country” policies — where ICE agents are prohibited from arresting and deporting most illegal aliens in America — were actually incentivizing illegal immigration.

Magnus’s confirmation comes during a time when illegal immigration to the U.S. has been on the rise. 

According to estimates from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, two million border crossers and illegal aliens are projected to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of 2021. 

On top of that, certain data revealed that the Biden administration has let loose over 530,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into the American interior since January.

There’s a crisis at the border and anyone with a functioning pair of eyes will realize this. National populists are the only sector of American politics that’s equipped to handle this problem. The first step will be flexing our muscles in the 2022 midterms, a time when the average American voter is ready for political change.

From there, a broader populist insurgent movement can take root. 

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