Biden’s immigration officer, who has been urged to quit or be fired, has “no plans to resign.”

The commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection is refusing to leave his position after being asked to resign or be fired by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, according to a government source.

Chris Magnus wrote in an email to senior Customs and Border Protection officials that he was determined to remain in office.

“Let me be clear: I have no intention of stepping down as CBP officer. I didn’t take this job as a resume builder. I came to Washington, DC – moved my family here – because I care about this agency, its mission and the goals of this administration,” read the letter obtained by Fox News.

Fox News reported Friday that Magnus is being forced out of his job, following a record year for the number of migrants attempting to enter the United States via the southern border.

TOP BIDEN IMMIGRATION OFFICER WILL BE FORCED FROM JOB UNDER RECORD BORDER CROSSINGS, SAYS THE SOURCE

Chris Magnus appears before a US Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider his nomination for US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner on October 19, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Chris Magnus appears before a US Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider his nomination for US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner on October 19, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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The Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection has not responded to Fox News requests for comment.

In early November, a group of members of the Republican House of Representatives sent President Biden a letter urging him to fire Magnus, citing recent media reports of his job performance.

Magnus has been at his job for almost a year.

Statistics from the Department of Homeland Security show that nearly 2.4 million migrants were arrested at the border in the fiscal year ended September, a 37% increase from the previous year.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION GIVING MIGRANTS DETAINED AT THE BORDER ACCESS TO ABORTION

US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before the Senate.

US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before the Senate.
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Aside from overseeing record breaking numbers, Magnus has been in the hot seat on several controversies.

In October 2021, Fox News reported that during his tenure as police chief, he settled a sexual harassment and retaliation case that originated in 2017 with a former Richmond, California police officer.

In October, Politico reported that Magnus fell asleep during meetings.

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Chris Magnus appears before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination to be the next US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., October 19, 2021.

Chris Magnus appears before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination to be the next US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., October 19, 2021.
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In a statement to Fox News in October, Magnus sought to defend his performance as commissioner of Customs and Border Protection.

“I care deeply about CBP and the people who work here. In the 10 months that I have been CBP Officer, I have become familiar with the agency’s many complex responsibilities,” said Magnus. “Although CBP is an operational – not policy-making – agency, during my time as Commissioner I have been closely involved in the important DHS discussions on immigration, border security, trade and other policy discussions. I frequently share insights from CBP’s frontline law with enforcement and civilian personnel in these conversations, and will continue to do so.”

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