Mark Morgan, acting director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, will assume the role of acting commissioner at the Customs and Border Protection, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Sources said Morgan will succeed John Sanders, who will step down from his role at CBP on July 5.
Previously, Morgan worked at the FBI under the leadership of Director James Comey and moved to CBP in 2014, where he served as head of the agency during the Obama administration. Matt Albence, deputy director at ICE who served as head prior to Morgan’s appointment, will return to his role as interim chief of ICE, according to DHS officials.
The move is the latest in a string of leadership changes at DHS as the country faces a record increase of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. authorities detained over 144,000 migrants along the border in May.