EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — Gloria Chavez will be back for an encore in El Paso. The former Interim Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol’s El Paso Sector will return on March 1 as Sector Chief on a permanent basis, an agency spokesman said.
Chavez last month was recalled by the agency to her previous assignment as Border Patrol Chief of the El Centro Sector in California. She was in El Paso for six months filling in for Aaron Hull, who was sent to Detroit following controversy over conditions at Border Patrol stations where migrants were being held during the spring of 2019.
Border Patrol Acting Supervisory Agent Mario Escalante on Wednesday confirmed that Chavez would return in March, but could not immediately provide more detail.
Chavez has been with the Border Patrol for 24 years and managed to smooth-over relations with the same community groups that had criticized Hull over conditions endured by migrants during their detention in El Paso facilities.
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