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Border Patrol Chief Leaves Day After Trump's Border Fence Decree

Associated Press

First published: January 26, 2017, 11:38 PM IST | Updated: 4 mins ago

In this June 22, 2016 file photo, a Border Patrol agent walks near the secondary fence separating Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, United States. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Washington: The chief of the Border Patrol has left the agency that’s in charge of securing America’s borders with Mexico and Canada.

According to a US official and a former official, Border Patrol agents have been told that Mark Morgan is no longer on the job. It’s not immediately clear whether Morgan resigned or was asked to leave.

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The US official wasn’t authorized to discuss the move before a public announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. The former official asked not to be identified before a government announcement.

Morgan’s departure comes a day after President Donald Trump announced plans to build a wall at the Mexican border and hire 5,000 Border Patrol agents.

Source: News18