ICE Chief Julie Myers to Leave

Now comes the mad stampede out the door. Julie L. Myers of ICE is the first high-level Bush appointee to resign in the post-election era.

Julie L. Myers/official photo
Julie L. Myers/official photo

By Spencer Hsu
Washington Post Staff Writer
WASHINGTON – Wasting little time after the election before jumping ship, Julie L. Myers, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, will leave the Bush administration on Nov. 15, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announcement today.
Myers, 39, did not say if she planned to re-enter private practice after 12 years in government, but ICE spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said, “She is very passionate about these [immigration] issues and will carry that passion into future endeavors.”
Myers, a niece of former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Richard B. Myers, served as Chertoff’s chief of staff when he headed the Justice Department’s criminal division
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