Next Leader Of U.S. Border Patrol Is An Arizonan

Jan 24, 2020

The Trump administration has named a new head of the U.S. Border Patrol. Rodney Scott will take over for Carla Provost, who's retiring.  That's according to an announcement obtained Friday by The Associated Press from Mark Morgan, acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Credit propublica.org

Scott has been a member of the Border Patrol for 27 years. He takes over the Border Patrol at a critical time. The agency is in charge of border security and has managed massive numbers of crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border. An increasing number are families from Central America.

Scott was raised in Arizona, where his father commuted to work at a Mexican factory.