Customs and Border Protection Chief Stepping Down

The head of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is stepping down, the Department of Homeland Security announced today.

Commissioner Alan Bersin, who came into the post after a recess appointment by President Obama in March 2010, will resign Dec. 30.

“I want to thank Alan Bersin for his distinguished leadership over the past two years as the CBP Commissioner,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement. “During his tenure, CBP has taken historic steps to secure our borders while facilitating legal travel and trade. Commissioner Bersin has also been instrumental in facilitating new international ...

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