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Head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigns
CNN ^ | December 22, 2011 | Michael Martinez

Posted on 12/22/2011 11:38:37 AM PST by Smokeyblue

Alan D. Bersin, commissioner of the 57,000-employee U.S. Customs and Border Protection, will resign effective December 30, he said Thursday.

Bersin was appointed to the post by President Barack Obama on March 27, 2010. He notified the president of his resignation Thursday, he said in a statement.

"My service as commissioner has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my public life," Bersin said. "I am immensely proud of the significant and meaningful achievements we have made on our borders and at our nation's ports of entry over nearly two years.

"Through innovative solutions and strengthened partnerships, we have measurably strengthened border security, enhanced our ability to prevent potential terror threats, streamlined the entry process for lawful trade, and expanded our trusted traveler programs," he added.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; atf; banglist; bersin; borderpatrol; borderwars; bp; bpresignation; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; obama

1 posted on 12/22/2011 11:38:40 AM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

The guy expresses no frustration whatsoever.

“Why it was pure bliss.”

Gag me!


2 posted on 12/22/2011 11:43:05 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: Smokeyblue

New to me. But I’m a bit lower on the food chain, so I’d probably find out about it sometime next year.


3 posted on 12/22/2011 11:44:13 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Smokeyblue

From Sipsey Street Irregulars:

http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/

The Monty Python defense. My goodness. Joltin’ Joe Lieberman announces a Senate Homeland Security investigation on F&F “inter-ageny miscommunication” and the head of Border Patrol runs away the very same day.


4 posted on 12/22/2011 11:44:30 AM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

Getting out before that stuff hits the fan


5 posted on 12/22/2011 11:45:32 AM PST by molson209
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

Gurgle!!! Ping.


6 posted on 12/22/2011 11:46:57 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: molson209

That, and he’s probably sick of working for a bull dyke.


7 posted on 12/22/2011 11:47:40 AM PST by Walrus (Big government is the natural enemy of liberty)
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To: Smokeyblue

The Monty Python defense. My goodness.

Yep.

RUN AWAY!!!!!!


8 posted on 12/22/2011 11:50:58 AM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: MestaMachine

Hmm, I wonder how many more are going to jump ship hoping to avoid legal hot water.


9 posted on 12/22/2011 11:52:23 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: Smokeyblue
I am immensely proud of the significant and meaningful achievements we have made on our borders and at our nation's ports of entry over nearly two years.

snort

10 posted on 12/22/2011 11:53:40 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Smokeyblue
He was a recess appointment - his term ends 31Dec.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
11 posted on 12/22/2011 11:53:50 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks for the info.


12 posted on 12/22/2011 12:03:26 PM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: ConorMacNessa

From Foxnews:

More than a year ago, Bersin said he “absolutely” planned to stay at CBP beyond what his recess appointment, which requires the Senate to approve his nomination to serve beyond the congressional term. Bersin said he had hoped to prove himself to skeptical members of Congress in the months ahead.

“Recess appointments have a history in all administrations, and I expect over time that people will come to see that it was a good choice, and I look forward to that. I look forward to earning that confidence with members of Congress,” he told a group of reporters in April 2010, a month after becoming commissioner.

But the commissioner, who was first nominated to take the job in September 2009, was criticized by some in the Senate for failing to document the employment eligibility of those working in his home. As head of an agency responsible for protecting the borders, that remains an issue.


13 posted on 12/22/2011 12:49:15 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: SandyInSeattle
I think it's telling that CNN didn't report any of that.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
14 posted on 12/22/2011 12:58:28 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Yep, isn’t it?


15 posted on 12/22/2011 1:06:15 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Just received Bersin’s farewell message. He said that he asked President Obama to withdraw his pending nomination.


16 posted on 12/22/2011 1:21:08 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Smokeyblue

bttt


17 posted on 12/22/2011 4:22:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: MestaMachine

‘Rat, meet sinking ship.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 7:34:07 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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