/ Modified jan 26, 2017 6:41 p.m.

Border Patrol Chief Resigns One Day After Trump Executive Order

One of the shortest tenures in agency history.

Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan Hero Former U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan testifying before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in Washington, D.C., Nov. 30, 2016.
Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Just a day after President Donald Trump signed executive orders that included building a wall against the Mexican border, the chief of the Border Patrol resigned.

Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan resigned Thursday. He is a veteran FBI agent, and, up until his latest appointment, he was in charge of reviewing complaints about excessive force and misconduct by U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel. He was an unusual hire as the job of chief has traditionally gone to former Border Patrol agents.

Morgan was appointed in June but didn’t take the position until October, meaning he’s also one of the shortest serving Border Patrol chief’s in the agency’s history. Neither he nor the agency have said why he resigned.

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