Trump Names Mark Morgan, Former Head of Border Patrol, to Lead ICE – The New York Times

Though Mr. Morgan served in the Obama administration, he has backed some of Mr. Trump’s tougher immigration positions.

In an interview on Fox News on April 15, Mr. Morgan said he supported Mr. Trump’s suggestion that he might send migrants crossing the border to so-called sanctuary cities that are defying a crackdown by ICE.

“I’ve been there. The Border Patrol, ICE, their facilities are overwhelmed, the faith-based organizations and other nongovernmental organizations are overwhelmed,” Mr. Morgan said in the interview. “They have no choice. They’re going to have to start pushing these individuals out. Shouldn’t we kind of share the burden throughout the country?”

Mr. Morgan also strongly backed Mr. Trump’s characterization of the problems at the border as a security crisis. Democrats have said the issues are far more humanitarian in nature.

“What the president is saying and what they’re trying to do as far as the policy goes, it’s based on reality and fact, and I know that because he’s listening to the experts,” Mr. Morgan said in the Fox interview. “Not political pundits, not talking heads, he is listening to experts. Anyone who says this a manufactured crisis is absolutely misleading the American people.”


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