Mark Morgan, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Mark Morgan

Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Mark A. Morgan earned an undergraduate degree in engineering from Central Missouri State University. He joined the United States Marine Corps, and served active duty and reserve for a total of ten years. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Concurrent with his studies, he served as a deputy sheriff with the Platte County, Missouri, Sheriff’s Department, and was in the Marine Corps Reserve. Following law school, he attended the Los Angeles Police Department Academy and served as a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Morgan joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation and served as a special agent assigned to the Los Angeles field office. He rose through the ranks, supervising an FBI-led Hispanic Gang Task Force, and the Critical Incident Response Squad. He became Assistant Section Chief of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, where he managed the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Units and the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program.

Morgan became the FBI’s Deputy On-Scene Commander in Baghdad, Iraq. He was later assigned as Assistant Special Agent in charge of the New Haven Field Office, then became Chief of the FBI Strategic Information and Operations Center. After several other assignments, Morgan served a detail to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

He was named Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol by President Barack Obama, and in early 2017, left government service. In June 2019, the Department of Homeland Security announced that Morgan would be the acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and he became acting commissioner in July 2019.

In the News…

The acting head of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan said drug and human smugglers are getting ready to take advantage of the “open borders” policy expected under an anticipated Biden administration.

The numbers of daily border encounters have already gone up at least 50 percent over the same time last year, currently standing at 2,300 a day, he said.

“What we’re seeing now is those numbers are continuing to drive upward because they believe that come January 21, we’re gonna open the borders and they’re gonna be allowed in,” Morgan said. “That’s what we’re hearing from the cartels, the smugglers, and the immigrants themselves.”

Economic conditions that continue to worsen coupled with the effect of the COVID-19 virus are what continue to drive people to attempt to enter the United States, he said.

Contact this Leader…

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Mark Morgan, Acting Commissioner
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20229


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