John Sanders, who had led U.S. Customs and Border Protection in an acting role since mid-April, will depart the agency on July 5.
John P. Sanders, who has served as acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection for the past 2 1/2 months, announced on Tuesday that he will leave the agency.
A CBP spokesperson confirmed that his last day will be July 5.
According to various news reports, President Donald Trump is expected to name Mark Morgan, a former FBI analyst who currently serves as acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as the new acting CBP commissioner.
Formerly CBP’s chief operating officer, Sanders was picked in mid-April to lead the agency in an acting capacity by Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, who was detailed by President Trump to serve as acting homeland security secretary.
CBP and other DHS agencies have faced public criticism for their approach to handling the influx of migrants at the U.S. southern border.
Before joining CBP, Sanders served as the Transportation Security Administration’s chief technology officer and led the development of TSA PreCheck.
In the private sector, Sanders was co-founder of Reveal Imaging Technologies, a screening technology provider that was later acquired by SAIC, and has served on the boards of several companies that provide contraband detection, geospatial intelligence and data analytics solutions.