Biden's Border Czar to Step Down

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: Special Assistant to the President & Coordinator for the Southern Border Ambassador Roberta Jacobson speaks as White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki listens during a daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House March 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki held a briefing to answer questions from members of the press. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
April 9, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—White House border coordinator Roberta Jacobson is leaving her job at the end of April, the White House said on Friday, a move that comes weeks after Vice President Kamala Harris took over U.S. diplomatic efforts with Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

"Consistent with her commitment at the outset to serve in the administration’s first 100 days, Ambassador Jacobson will retire from her role as coordinator at the end of this month," White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement.

Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Chris Reese