Acting Border Chief To Resign As Outrage Grows Over Immigrant Conditions

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner John Sanders speaks at a news conference proposing legislation to address the crisis at the southern border at the U.S. Capitol on May 15, 20... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner John Sanders speaks at a news conference proposing legislation to address the crisis at the southern border at the U.S. Capitol on May 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. Senate Republicans met with Vice President Mike Pence and White House Advisor Jared Kushner yesterday to discuss President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the immigration system. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 25, 2019 1:01 p.m.

John Sanders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s acting commissioner, is expected to resign as outrage grows over conditions that immigrants, especially minors, are living in at the border.

According to the New York Times, his probable resignation comes on the heels of the disclosure that more than 100 children were sent back to a station in Clint, Texas, a severely lacking housing facility where they didn’t have access to showers, clean clothes and suitable meals.

Most of the children were originally removed from the facility after word spread of the dire conditions.

Sanders held his post since President Donald Trump tapped former Customs and Border Protection commissioner Kevin McAleenan to replace former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

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