US Customs & Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin has resigned his post, effective December 31.
As reported in our blog post of September 28, Bersin was named to his position in a recess appointment by President Obama nearly 2 years ago, raising the ire of the Senate Finance Committee who sought to interrogate him about possible violation of immigration laws regarding hired household help.
Now that the Senate has adjourned without confirming his appointment, Bersin has resigned from the post in advance of its expiration at year end.
Overall, the trade was quite satisfied with the progress that Bersin made in helping to streamline the agency and facilitate trade with modernization efforts.
Deputy Commission David Aguilar will serve as Acting Commissioner.