In recent weeks, I have been the focus of unfounded allegations designed to destroy my reputation, but of greater concern, however, is the threat these allegations represent to the reputation of this agency and the men and women who proudly serve their country by advancing ICE’s mission. As such, I feel it is incumbent upon me to take every step necessary to prevent further harm to the agency and to prevent this from further distracting from our critical work. Therefore, it is with great regret that I submit my resignation as chief of staff for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Immigration and Customs Enforcement Chief of Staff Suzanne Barr • In her resignation letter, directed to ICE director John Morton, which denies allegations that she was responsible for “sexually offensive behavior” that created an office environment that was discriminatory towards men. An immigration official, James T. Hayes, filed a lawsuit last week claiming that he was denied a position because of his gender. In his lawsuit, Hayes claimed Barr created “a frat-house-type atmosphere that is targeted to humiliate and intimidate male employees.” Republican Rep. Peter T. King (who heads the House Homeland Security Committee) claimed the resignation, which surfaced in the middle of a holiday weekend, suggests significant management issues in the Department of Homeland Security.