US Senate confirms Biden's border chief amid record migrant arrests

The US Senate approved an Arizona police chief to become the nation's top border official in a near party-line vote on Tuesday, as President Joe Biden deals with record migrant arrests at the US-Mexico border and criticism from both the right and left over his immigration policies.

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus, 61, will become commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the 60,000-person agency that oversees the country’s border security, trade and travel. CBP is the parent agency of the US Border Patrol, where many agents oppose what they describe as Biden's more welcoming approach to immigration.

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