(CNN) — The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be leaving the agency.
Matt Albence has led ICE since last summer. He took over after his predecessor, Mark Morgan moved to ICE’s sister agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Albence said in a statement Friday he is retiring from the agency adding that it was “an exceptionally hard decision.”
He said over the next month, he will work alongside Homeland Security and ICE leadership to ensure a smooth transition.