"Although I leave it to you to determine whether I was successful, I can say unequivocally that supporting the great men and women of CBP was the most fulfilling and rewarding opportunity of my career," writes Sander. His resignation will take effect on 5 July.
Sanders took office after Kevin McAleenan, the former commissioner, took over the position of incumbent Secretary of Homeland Security after the fall of Kirstjen Nielsen in the spring. In his role, Sanders has overseen the authority charged with protecting the national border when illegal crossings have reached record levels.
Last week, President Donald Trump canceled planned raids on US immigration and customs authorities and said deportations would continue if they did not. Congress will find a solution on the US-US border within two weeks Mexico.
Sanders gave no reason for his departure.
Read Sanders' Letter Here:
As some of you know I got yesterday I have offered to retire Minister McAleenan with effect from the 5th of July. In this letter, I quoted a wise man who said to me, "Every man will judge his success by his own standards." While I leave it to you to determine if I was successful, I can say unequivocally that supporting the great men and women of CBP was the most fulfilling and rewarding opportunity of my career.