John Sanders, the acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, has told employees he is resigning from the agency.
His announcement was emailed in a message to CBP employees that was obtained by ABC News. It follows allegations by independent inspectors of deplorable conditions for migrant children being held at border stations.
CBP officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, on Tuesday denied the allegations of mistreatment but said an internal investigation was underway. Another administration official said Sanders’ resignation was not tied to the recent allegations of neglect at a Border Patrol facility in Clint, Texas.
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