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Alan Bersin

Born: Oct 15, 1946

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Alan Bersin

Date of Birth : Oct 15, 1946
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Alan D. Bersin served as the acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Acting Commissioner Bersin was placed by President Barack Obama on March 27, 2010 as a recess appointment. As Acting Commissioner, Mr. Bersin oversaw the operations of CBP’s 57,000-employee work force and managed an operating budget of more than $11 billion. Bersin formerly served as the Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Special Representative for Border Affairs, informally known as the "Border Czar." Bersin currently serves as Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, a position he assumed on January 3, 2012. According to the Department of Homeland Security website, in this position Bersin "oversees the Department's international engagement and serves as the principal advisor to Secretary Janet Napolitano on all international affairs".


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