Wednesday, September 23, 2009

President Obama to Nominate Alan Bersin to Lead CBP

After a long wait, it appears that U.S. Customs and Border Protection may finally get a new Commissioner. In March, we reported that Alan Bersin was rumored to be the top nominee for the next Commissioner. Yesterday, it was announced that President Obama planned to nominate Alan Bersin to serve as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner. Mr. Bersin has served as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Special Representative for Border Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security since April. He held a similar position as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California and the U.S. attorney general’s Southwest border representative under the Clinton administration. Although Bersin will remain with the DHS, his new position as Commissioner will require Senate confirmation.

In addition to Bersin, President Obama also announced his intent to nominate seven other individuals. Click HERE to learn more about the nominees.

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