New head of CBP

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Gil Kerlikowske as Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, the nation’s largest law enforcement agency. He had been serving as Director of the Office of Drug Control Policy (the so-called drug czar), and is the former police chief of Seattle and three other cities. CBP, which has grown substantially in recent years, has come under considerable criticism for use of deadly force at the border and other issues.


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