Biden border nominee faces Senate confirmation hearing amid migrant crisis, pressure on agents

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President Biden’s pick to lead U. S. Customs and Border Protection, Chris Magnus, will sit for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday morning, in the midst of a border crisis that has included a surge of tens of thousands of migrants crossing the southern border since September.

The current situation, coupled with Magnus’ record of being lax on illegal immigration, is causing concern among Republicans over the nomination, and will likely result in some tense grilling as he faces questions.

"Many of us have very serious concerns about this nominee," committee member Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., told Fox News prior to the hearing. "We’re going to be asking some tough questions today on the hill."

Those questions could deal with Magnus’ past support for sanctuary cities. While serving as chief of police for Tucson, Arizona, Magnus supported sanctuary policies that say police will not cooperate with federa... (Read more)