Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz to retire at end of June

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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The head of U.S. Border Patrol will retire at the end of June, according to a letter obtained by NewsNation.

“I leave at ease, knowing we have a tremendous uniformed and professional workforce, strong relationships with our union partners, and outstanding leaders who will continue to tirelessly advocate for you each day,” Chief Raul Ortiz told Border Patrol employees in the letter.

Ortiz said he will retire June 30 after serving 32 years in the Border Patrol.

During his tenure as chief that began Aug. 15, 2021, Ortiz oversaw a...

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