BREAKING: New Border Patrol chief announced

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Jason Owens has been named as the next chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, according to two people with firsthand knowledge of the announcement who spoke with the Washington Examiner.

Owens will replace retiring Chief Raul Ortiz, who will have worked 22 months in his post atop the 19,000-person organization.

“Today, we are announcing several key transitions among our senior leadership team,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s acting Commissioner Troy Miller said in a later statement. “It is with great pride that I announce that Chief Jason Owens will be appointed as the next Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol.”

Sharing details on Owens’ history with the Border Patrol, the Washington Examiner wrote, “Owens is the chief of the Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector in south-central Texas. He previously worked as chief of the Border Patrol Academy in New Mexico and was chief of the Border Patrol’s entire Maine-Canada region.”

Fox News reporter Bill Melugin also confirmed the news, tweeting, “Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens @USBPChiefDRT will be named the new U.S. Border Patrol Chief after current Chief Raul Ortiz @USBPChief retires on June 30th, according to a CBP email obtained by FOX. Owens has been with Border Patrol for over 25 years.”

DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement, “I am proud to welcome Border Patrol Sector Chief Jason Owens as our 26th Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. Chief Owens is a talented, selfless, and inspiring leader who is dedicated to the Border Patrol’s law enforcement mission, the men and women who fulfill it, and the country that we all serve.”

Owens’ wife, Casandra Garcia, is a longtime senior aide to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). In November 2022, she ran for U.S. Congress against Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) but was defeated.

In an Instagram post Friday evening, Garcia wrote, “Congrats to my husband who was just appointed as the 26th Chief of the United States Border Patrol! Thanks also to Chief Raul Ortiz for his 32 years of dedicated service to the men and women in green! #HonorFirst 💚🇺🇸.”


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