El nominado de Biden para la frontera se enfrenta a una audiencia de confirmación en el Senado en medio de la crisis migratoria, presión sobre los agentes

La situación actual, junto con el historial de Magnus de ser laxo con la inmigración ilegal, está causando preocupación entre los republicanos por la nominación, y probablemente resultará en un interrogatorio tenso cuando se enfrente a preguntas.

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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’s past support for sanctuary cities. While serving as chief of police for Tucson, Ariz., Magnus supported sanctuary policies that say police will not cooperate with federal authorities looking to expel illegal immigrants.

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Adicionalmente, under Magnus’s leadership, the Tucson Police Department withdrew from a federal border security grant program. De acuerdo a un 2020 report from Tucson.com, Magnus said that the grant wasnot a great fit for the work we were doing.

Daines said that while his state is nowhere near the southern border, it still is impacted by loose borders. He said that drugs have beenflooding across the southern borderand then moving up north to Montana.

Magnus’s hearing also comes on the heels of a New York Post report that revealed the Biden administration was secretly transporting underage migrants up north. The Post report said that planes from Texas landed outside New York City in Westchester County, with most of those exiting appearing to be teens and children. A source told the newspaper that children have been transported from there to areas throughout New York City and parts of Connecticut.

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