目前的情况, 再加上马格努斯对非法移民松懈的记录, 引起共和党人对提名的担忧, 并且在他面临问题时可能会导致一些紧张的烧烤.
“Many of us have very serious concerns about this nominee,” committee member Sen. 史蒂夫·戴恩斯, 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, 阿里兹, Magnus supported sanctuary policies that say police will not cooperate with federal authorities looking to expel illegal immigrants.
另外, under Magnus’s leadership, the Tucson Police Department withdrew from a federal border security grant program. 根据一个 2020 report from Tucson.com, Magnus said that the grant was “not 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 been “flooding across the southern border” and then moving up north to Montana.
Magnus’s hearing also comes on the heels of a 纽约邮报 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.