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Secretary Mayorkas Swears in Chris Magnus as CBP Commissioner

Release Date: December 13, 2021

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today delivered the Oath of Office to Chris Magnus, the fifth Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). 

“Chris Magnus has decades of experience as a law enforcement officer and I am pleased he will now serve as the Commissioner of CBP,” said Secretary Mayorkas.  “He is assuming the leadership of an extraordinary organization that fulfills the vital mission of protecting our borders and advancing lawful trade and travel.  I am immensely grateful to Troy Miller, who has served as the Acting Commissioner with tremendous skill and integrity.  Mr. Miller will serve as CBP’s Deputy Commissioner.  Commissioner Magnus and Deputy Commissioner Miller, along with the entire CBP leadership team and its great workforce, will propel the agency forward with dignity, integrity, transparency, and accountability.” 

 In addition to Secretary Mayorkas, Commissioner Magnus was joined by his husband, Terrance Cheung, Deputy Commissioner Troy Miller, Executive Assistant Commissioner Benjamine Huffman, CBP Chief of Staff Lise Clavel, and members of the DHS and CBP workforce.

Prior to joining CBP, Commissioner Magnus served as the Police Chief of Tucson, Arizona.  Commissioner Magnus has also served as police chief in Fargo, ND and Richmond, CA.  Commissioner Magnus grew up in Lansing, MI.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and his master’s degree in labor relations from Michigan State University. 

Magnus was confirmed on December 7, 2021.  

Last Updated: 01/31/2022
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